Pape-Dawson managed environmental services supporting construction of the record-breaking 142-mile Vista Ridge Regional Water Supply Project. The project traverses 572 individual parcels, moving 50,000 acre-feet of water per year through Burleson, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal and Bexar Counties, sustained by 18 wells in two aquifers and three pump stations. We conducted field surveys of potential endangered species habitat and Waters of the U.S. along the length of the proposed alignment and managed cultural resources investigations on 451 individual parcels. A Pre-Construction Notice was submitted to USACE and included a formal Section 7 consultation and Section 10 permit coverage with the USFWS for impacts to Houston Toads, Golden-cheeked warbler and federally listed karst invertebrates, as well as Section 106 coordination with the Texas Historical Commission.
Other Natural Resource Projects
Brushy Creek Regional Trail
Pape-Dawson’s environmental services included performing a constraints review of trail and boardwalk/pedestrian bridge designs and construction easement acquisitions.
Golden-Cheeked Warbler Habitat Assessment
Pape-Dawson collected vegetation data on City of San Antonio-owned property to create a model for determining the presence of suitable golden-cheeked warbler habitat and to assist in developing conservation easements.
Pape-Dawson managed the production of an environmental assessment for a new two-lane, 7.6-mile TxDOT roadway through an existing neighborhood and critical habitat for threatened/endangered species.
Stevens Ranch Habitat
Pape-Dawson was responsible for environmental permitting and Phase I and II environmental site assessments to protect natural habitats present on this 2,097-acre mixed-use development site.
University of Texas – Habitat Conservation Plan
Pape-Dawson’s environmental planners and biologists will assist UTSA in preparing a programmatic strategy for future conservation efforts to recover the listed species and expand its karst research programs.