pearl crescent butterfly on pearl milkweed vine
Pearl crescent butterfly on pearl milkweed vine. Photo by Jen Brown.

Each year, Travis County, the City of Austin and other BCCP partners submit an annual report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to describe the land management, species monitoring, mitigation, and research activities occurring within the permit area. Reports are submitted to USFWS each year at the end of January. Reports from the past five years are available below. To request an electronic copy of an older report, contact us.

BCCP Annual Reports

BCP Partner Education Summary Reports

Land Management Plan

The Land Management Plan describes how the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) is being managed to meet the terms of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP) permit, a regional 10(a) permit issued  on May 2, 1996 to the City of Austin and Travis County. The Land Management Plan is revised periodically to accommodate adaptive management of the preserve. During the revision process, a draft of the proposed modifications is posted online for public review and comment.

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Periodically the Land Management Plan is revised to accommodate adaptive management on the BCP. During the revision process a draft of the proposed modifications is posted online for public review and comment. Depending upon the input received, the modifications may be revised and made available to the public for review and comment.

Most chapters of the Land Management Plan were last revised in 2007. Chapter 9 (Karst Species Management) was updated in 2014, Chapter 3 (Oak Wilt Management) in 2016, Chapter 5 (Infrastructure Corridor Management) in 2017, and Chapter 12 (Public Access Management) in 2018.