UTSA Habitat Conservation Plan

The University of Texas – San Antonio (UTSA) Master Plan envisions a significant expansion of UTSA’s footprint to meet research needs and student population growth in a manner that increases access to open space and embraces the campus’s natural environment. However, portions of UTSA’s campus are riddled with karst limestone caves, which are home to invertebrate species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has recognized that while these species face a high threat of extinction, they also have a high potential for recovery.

UTSA won one of only two grants in Texas awarded for national habitat conservation planning assistance from USFWS for the development of a habitat conservation plan.  Pape-Dawson’s environmental planners and biologists will assist UTSA in using this grant to prepare a programmatic strategy for future conservation efforts to recover the listed species and expand its karst research programs.

UTSA Master Plan 1
UTSA Master Plan 2
UTSA Master Plan 3
UTSA Master Plan 4

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