TPWD News Digest for the Week of May 16-24, 2013
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TPWD News Digest for the Week of May 16-24, 2013

(Upcoming events are located under “Briefs”)

All TPWD news releases available online: or on our twitter site @tpwdnews, @tpwdhunt or @tpwdparks

May 24, 2013

May 23, 2013

  • Balmorhea Springs Placed on “Waters to Watch” List

    BALMORHEA—Balmorhea Springs, a complex of Trans-Pecos water sources which supports two endangered fish species, an endangered snail, and four other species of concern, has been placed on the National Fish Habitat Partnership’s 10 “Water to Watch” list for 2013.
  • TPWD Proposals Aim to Streamline Hunter Education Process

    AUSTIN – Proposed changes to the state’s hunter education certification program would streamline the process for the tens of thousands of Texans who take the course annually, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials.
  • TPW Commission Approves Land Acquisition to Benefit Lesser Prairie ChickenPermian Basin company makes $400,000 donation to facilitate purchase [News Images]

    AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved the acquisition of more than 3,000 acres of lesser prairie chicken habitat as an addition to the Yoakum Dunes Preserve in the Texas Panhandle, which is dedicated to the conservation of this iconic grasslands species.
  • $5.7 Million Recreational Trail Grant Largest Award in Program’s History

    AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved $5.7 million in federal grants for 33 recreational trail projects across the state. This is the largest amount of grant funds awarded from the Recreational Trail Grant Program in the 20-year history of the program in Texas.  Seventy-two project proposals were submitted requesting almost $12 million in funding assistance.

May 22, 2013

May 17, 2013

May 16, 2013


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