The Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Its planning and implementation
Shaun Payne, Nathan Pence, Chad Furl, "The Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Its planning and implementation", The Edwards Aquifer: The Past, Present, and Future of a Vital Water Resource, John M. Sharp, Jr., Geary M. Schindel, Ronald T. Green
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The Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP) protects the federally listed species in the Comal and San Marcos Springs. The plan was developed through the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program, a consensus-based process involving a diverse body of stakeholders including industries, agricultural users, municipalities, water purveyors, river authorities, environmental organizations, four state agencies, and downstream interests. Since 2013, the partners of the EAHCP have implemented a multifaceted program mainly focused on spring-flow protection and habitat improvements to ensure the persistence of the covered species and to create more certainty in the region’s water supplies.