UTSA Habitat Conservation Plan

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Campus Master Plan includes plans for future expansion of the university’s footprint to support student success, meet research needs and accommodate a growing student population. Additionally, the university is focused on placemaking to provide engaging spaces where students, faculty and staff can live, learn and work while embracing the natural environment on and around campus.

Portions of the UTSA Main Campus include karst limestone caves, which may be home to two 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.

With support from Pape-Dawson, UTSA has received a grant for the development of a habitat conservation plan. This is one of only two grants in Texas awarded for national habitat conservation planning assistance from USFWS. Pape-Dawson’s environmental planners and biologists are assisting UTSA in preparing a programmatic strategy for future conservation efforts to recover the listed species and expand its karst research programs.

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