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‘It’s Not Personal, It’s Policy’
Effort to remove mayor from committee goes nowhere, for now
" on the coordinating committee of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan...."

July 2, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Night of the Living BCCP, Part 37
Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan: Half a Loaf?
"...finally agreed on a framework for the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP). They agreed to prepare and submit a..."

May 19, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Naked City
Aquifer district seeking consultants to devise endangered-species strategy
"...The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is soliciting proposals for developing a Habitat Conservation..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Flippin' the Birds
Closing parts of Balcones Canyon Preserve angers mountain bikers and doesn't do enough to save wildlife.
" riding their mountain bikes through the endangered songbird habitat. When sport-utility vehicles topped by mountain bikes pulled into..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

No Surprises in City's Answer to WTP4 Suit
Water plant controversy keeps on churning
"...alleged environmental violations related to the ever-controversial Water Treatment Plant No. 4. (That's not to be confused with another,..."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...paper, the river provided its own best precept for conservation. What river-floater wouldn't rally to support a healthy riparian..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...A second lawsuit is being filed to block the planned Wal-Mart at the former Northcross mall; the Allandale Neighborhood..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature

FWS Punts Salamanders to TCEQ
Environmentalists decry shift in enforcement responsibility
"...Moreover, most take occurs through habitat destruction – in the case of the salamander, that..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Morrison to Mayor: 'It's Not Personal, It's Policy'
Leffingwell refuses to give up Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Planning Org. seat
" on the coordinating committee of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Planning Organization...."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Houston Toad Clings to Survival in Bastrop
Worldwide study lists local amphibian as candidate for extinction
"...imminent extinction" worldwide. In other words, unless dramatic new conservation efforts are immediately enacted, the study predicted a sad..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Hays County Turns Blue – and Green
New county leadership is keen on environmental stewardship
"...with a green streak. He's been as enthusiastic about conservation as his colleagues. "Conservation and protection of open space..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Save as We Pave?
The latest trend in environmentally sensitive planning tiptoes into Travis County
"...That's the contradictory but intriguing proposition offered by "conservation development," a national movement now taking shape as a..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Matter Over Mind
The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs
" community is not like starting your own band. Plans for the big move were crafted over a period..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

Letter to Isaac
"...Liberty Lunch with finding a new site. An action plan was developed for the relocation effort that included notification..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Column

Losing Our Lunch
"...No.23] hit the nail on the head regarding your plan to tear down Liberty Lunch to build up downtown..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Column

City Hall Hustle: Hell or High Water
WTP4 opposition increasing – and increasingly not on the same page
"...With a monster municipal issue like Water Treatment Plant No. 4, not everyone's going to be on the..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of a habitat conservation plan to protect the endangered Barton Springs Salamander...."

Aug. 7, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...say they were unaware that filmmaker Jessica Bega had planned to screen the documentary for general audiences, particularly here..."

Sept. 4, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has abandoned its job of protecting the salamander's aquatic environment, says alliance in intention-to-sue letter
"...can skip the step of putting together an FWS-approved habitat conservation plan before bringing in the bulldozers, which has..."

June 10, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Our readers talk back.
" knife to my wrists and drew blood, and planned to jump off a cliff. I thought suicide was..."

July 14, 2000 Column

The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...Council proposes new Zilker Park Sewer line to serve planned Terrace development at Loop 360 and MoPac, the Woods..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

A Shifting Landscape
Texas Parks & Wildlife at an organizational crossroads
"...did just that: set forth programs designed to conserve habitat, protect and enhance recreational opportunities, and ensure wildlife resources..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Dan Oko

Oh No, It's Mr. Bill!
Do Bill Bunch's Tactics Hurt the Springs He Loves?
"...political culture that increasingly favors property rights over land conservation, Bunch has done plenty of kicking and screaming. Five..."

Oct. 18, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

The Balcones Situation argued, "Zionism" attributed, and some retaliatory kudos for DAILY TEXAN comics.
"...been involved in the Bull Creek Preserve public access plan review from the start of the process...."

April 20, 2001 Column

Naked City
More Study, No Money
"...there's a hook: The goals outlined in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan are "substantially above current budget levels." As a..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Living on the Edge
"...bikers are being punished for the same sort of habitat fragmentation that has occurred on a larger scale throughout..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Naked City
"...daiquiris, punk, stand-up comedy, gyros, or bare breasts? Austin's Planning and Development Department has chosen the bare breasts. As..."

July 7, 1995 News Feature

Money's Green, Too
The Nature Conservancy & Big Bidness Makes Cents
"...(TNCT), is to help governmental entities purchase land for conservation of green space and endangered species. Like the Trust..."

Nov. 3, 1995 News Feature

Endangered Spider Spooks the Feds
Fish and Wildlife Service declines to add rare cave spider to federal endangered species list, saying C. cueva doesn't exist; critter's supporters cry foul
"...whether a species is endangered because of five factors: habitat loss, overuse, disease or predation, the inadequacy of existing..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor

Environs Observer
"...nor many individuals seem to realize life on this planet is interconnected, those that have banded together to preserve..."

July 25, 1997 Column

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