Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program
Under Section 12.0011 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is charged with "providing recommendations that will protect fish and wildlife resources to local, state, and federal agencies that approve, permit, license, or construct developmental projects" and "providing information on fish and wildlife resources to any local, state, and federal agencies or private organizations that make decisions affecting those resources." Project types reviewed by TPWD include reservoirs, highway projects, pipelines, urban infrastructure, utility construction, renewable energy, and residential and commercial construction, as well as many others.
The following information has been compiled by the TPWD Wildlife Habitat Assessment (WHAB) Program to assist project developers in identifying, evaluating, and addressing potential impacts to natural resources of conservation concern in Texas. Guidance on how to obtain information on endangered species, important natural resources, project documentation and review, and applicable state and federal regulations is provided.
Prior to Impact Assessment