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  • Kevin Ramberg, Principal Ecologist with aci consulting, recently presented at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Conference in Orlando, Florida about the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, into environmental compliance and monitoring. The number of FAA-registered drone operators is quickly approaching 800,000. In recent years, scientist...

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  • Draft 2 of CodeNEXT is open for public comment until October 31st. This updated version of the City of Austin’s Land Development Code simplifies the many zone categories after feedback from Draft 1. Other Updates include: more allowances for residential development removal of “transect” and “non-transect” corridors simplified site plan requirements to help move along permitting for projects that a...

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  • The Texas special legislative session has ended, and a bill regarding a state wide standard for tree removal has been signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott.  Prior tree removal standards have been administered by municipalities, such as Austin’s Protected Tree Ordinance and Heritage Tree Ordinance, to determine protection and mitigation measures for trees on private property.  These standards re...

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  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced a 6-month extension on their decision whether or not to add the Texas Hornshell (Popenaias popeii) to the List of Endangered and Threatened Species. The decision comes after disagreement on the status of the species in Mexico. The comment period has reopened and will remain open until September 11, 2017. The Service will make a final determina...

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  • On June 5, 2017, The Texas General Land Office (TXGLO), represented by lawyers from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, sued the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) regarding the status of the golden-cheeked warbler (Warbler) as an endangered species. The lawsuit states: The Service has failed to designate critical habitat since the warbler’s listing mo...

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  • In limestone terrains, karst is expressed by variably developed cavernous porosity and the manifestations of sinkholes, voids, and erratic surface drainage.  Karst landscapes are typical of the Edwards Limestone, occurring across a vast region of Central Texas, west of the Balcones Escarpment, and these processes are critical to understanding the Edwards aquifer within its various segments.  The f...

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  • The Bone Cave harvestman, a blind, cave-dwelling spider found in Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas has been at the center of a heated debate since its listing in 1988. On June 2, 2014, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) was petitioned to delist the species. An original 90-day finding was published on June 1, 2015 that the petition did not present substantial scientific or commercial ...

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  • The City of Austin has released its zoning comparison maps for the proposed update of the Land Development Code. The new map designates areas of neighborhoods for more walkability, increased public transit, and automobile-dependent areas. The new zoning map has added categories to provide more specifically regulated areas such as: T3, T4, and T5 Neighborhood – large lot widths with varied setback ...

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  • ACI Group, as a proud business fundraiser of Amplify Austin, joined other companies and individuals in generating more than $9.8 Million in donations for 674 non-profits. Our company gave over $500 total in employee donations and company matches combined to the following environmental, cultural, educational, and recreational organizations that we are pleased to assist: Alzheimer’s Association Aust...

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  • The City of Austin introduced the first draft of the new Land Development Code at a CodeNEXT event on Wednesday. The new code is designed to shape growth and development in the capitol city while focusing on five main pillars: Community, Environment, Housing, Mobility, and Permitting. While the details of the new code will not be finalized for another year, CodeNEXT boasts that they are creating a...

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  • Black-capped Vireo Proposed for Delisting | Paige Ellis

    The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has proposed to remove the black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) from the endangered species list. The Service listed the black-capped vireo as endangered in 1987, noting only 164 mating pairs. After decades of conservation efforts, experts now estimate a population of about 14,000.   Dr. Benjamin N. Tuggle, the Service’s Southwest Regional Director sai...

  • Comment Period Re-Opened for North American Wolverine | Kevin Ramberg

    The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced Tuesday that they are re-opening the comment period for the Proposed Rule to list the North American wolverine as threatened. This announcement comes after the District Court for the District of Montana vacated the Service’s withdrawal of their proposed rule to list the distinct population segment of wolverine (Gulo gulo luscus). The North Amer...

  • Compensatory Mitigation – Draft Policy Announced by USFWS | Steve Paulson

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released the draft Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy this morning. The draft policy is open for public comment until October 17, 2016. The USFWS states, “The draft ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy, if adopted, would cover permittee-responsible mitigation, conservation banking, in-lieu fee programs, and other third-party mitigation me...

  • USFWS Clarifies CCAA Policy | Paige Ellis

    The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has published a Federal Register notice of the availability of a revised policy and new rule for the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA). The CCAA is a voluntary conservation program which provides incentives for non-Federal property owners to develop and implement conservation plans for unlisted species. The new rule adds a definiti...

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