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Golden Cheeked Warbler

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Landowners donate conservation easements on Blanco River

The 2,193-acre Halifax Ranch near Kyle -- and its more than two miles of breathtaking Blanco River frontage -- will be preserved from real estate development forever under a conservation easement donated by its owners.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Residents roused by range candidate

About 1,400 acres of land adjacent to the San Marcos Baptist Academy is among the 15 parcels being assessed by Hays County for suitability as a publicly-owned endangered bird habitat and shooting range, according to three insiders.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

County still looking at shooting/habitat combo

Despite a cool reception from a federal agency and a local citizens parks advisory board, Hays County commissioners are considering using some or all of the remaining approximately $8.4 million in parks bond money to buy at...

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

County passes habitat conservation plan

With hopes of preserving the golden-cheeked warbler, among other species, the Hays County Commissioners Court approved a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan last week.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

A little birdie told them

To make up for habitat lost by construction of the Wonder World Drive extension, the city struck a deal with the Nature Conservancy of Texas to purchase property or conservation easements on 25 acres of warbler habitat...

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