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  • Preserve areas allow for the orderly and timely use of habitat lands for vital regional projects such as county roads, major state highways and improvements to regional interstate highways.
  • A mitigation bank of karst and bird habitat allows landowners to have a pre-approved method for use of habitat that otherwise cannot be avoided – such as for city governments, schools and private landowner projects – through a regionally cooperative and unified approach.
  • The foundation manages preserves in accordance with uniform habitat management practices and regulations.  Individual plans are as uniform or as cost-effective and require extended research and approval periods. The foundation's Habitat Conservation Plan provide for timely (generally less than 60 days) approvals for participation, much shorter than the 18 month to 2 year time frame for individual plan approval.

Conservation Plan

TreeThrough participation in the WCCF’s plan, governmental entities including cities and school districts, landowners and developers can navigate the requirements of the Endangered Species Act in a more expedient manner.  Prior to the establishment of the WCCF’s plan, all entities impacting endangered species needed to obtain an individual 10(a) permit from the USFWS.  The WCCF offers a simplified option to comply with the Endangered Species Act through voluntary participation in the WCCF. 

Under the plan, businesses, schools and local governments benefit from a streamlined “conservation bank” approach to Endangered Species Act permitting. 

Processing times are shortened, costs controlled and predictability increased. Activities under the plan also help prevent other species from becoming listed as endangered in the future.  At the same time, the plan honors the county’s tradition of good land stewardship.  WCCF and its partners are providing leadership in regional planning for endangered species conservation.

RHCP Fact Sheet

Williamson County Regional Habitat Conservation Plan (Final)
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The Foundation
About The WCCF

Conservation Foundation
219 Perry Mayfield
Leander, TX, 78641
Phone: (512) 943-1921
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Gary Boyd
Environmental Program Coordinator
Phone: (512) 943-1921

Pct. 3 Commissioner
Valerie Covey
WCCF Board President
3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 153
Georgetown, TX 78628
Phone: (512) 943-3370

For Media Inquires:

Connie Watson
Public Information Officer
Phone: (512) 943-1663

Williamson County Courthouse
710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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