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U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Two Hays County species on comptroller’s study list

Freshwater mussels and the spot-tailed earless lizard — both of which reside locally — are two of three species considered at risk of being listed as federally endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion

Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public...

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.