Tag Archives: Balcones Canyonland Conservation Plan

Monday, December 4, 2017 by Jack Craver

Cyclists, motorcyclists get committee to postpone update to Balcones conservation plan

Dozens of mountain bikers, motorcyclists and others who enjoy using trails within the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve showed up at City Hall Friday ready for a fight over an update to the preserve management plan that they said endangers their access…

Friday, June 9, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Leander ISD continues uphill battle for controversial road project

The Leander Independent School District has taken its quest to build a road across environmentally protected land all the way to the feds.It’s the latest development in the district’s long-running effort to build a second roadway connecting RM 2222 to…

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Jo Clifton

TxDOT can’t participate in Balcones permit program

An official with the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan has informed the Texas Department of Transportation that the department is not allowed to participate in the BCCP permit in conjunction with its work on State Highway 45 Southwest.Carlos Swonke, director of…

Friday, August 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City to purchase preservation land

Austin will move forward with the purchase of slightly more than 10 acres of land in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, despite concerns from some City Council members about whether the purchase price could be lower.Council voted 9-2 to move forward…

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council likely to purchase endangered species tract

Despite questions about the price from City Council Member Don Zimmerman, Council appears poised to move forward Thursday with the purchase of a significant tract of land in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. The tract is within Zimmerman’s District 6.City real…

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

US Fish and Wildlife concerned about SH 45 SW

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent letters to Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and others Wednesday, expressing concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest on the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan,…

Monday, August 11, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Leffingwell keeps his seat on BCCP coordinating committee

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell will stay on as the City of Austin’s representative to the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan’s coordinating committee. His presence there — as one of only two representatives — had irked some of his colleagues in the…

Monday, July 28, 2014 by Jo Clifton

City asks TxDOT to stop SH45SW environmental impact statement

City Manager Marc Ott has asked the Texas Department of Transportation to withdraw its current draft environmental impact statement of State Highway 45 Southwest and suspend its technical review.In making the request, Ott cited three “pending critical environmental studies,” which…

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