From the Hill Country to the coast, our way of life depends on freshwater from the Guadalupe River Basin. The Aransas Project is an alliance of citizens, organizations, businesses, and municipalities who want responsible water management of the Guadalupe River Basin to ensure freshwater flows from the Hill Country all the way to the bays—ecosystems that support area fishing, tourism, and the winter habitat of the endangered whooping cranes.

The Aransas Project Updates

USFWS releases water to benefit whooping cranes

Apr 3, 2014 |

According to this story, it turns out that Whooping Cranes do in fact need freshwater to maintain their habitat. The freshwater releases discussed in the story will maintain the Crane habitat along […]


San Antonio Seeks Ownership of Its Wastewater

Jan 24, 2014 | Related Press

A bid by San Antonio’s water utility to declare ownership of the sewage it treats and releases has sparked a regional tug-of-war — one that could become more common as Texas’ thirsty […]


Editorial: One survey of whoopers isn’t look at complete picture

Jan 9, 2014 | Related Press

The whooping cranes have been in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge since November. The endangered birds will spend the winter and early spring months here before flying back to Canada in April. […]

New Year Update

Jan 9, 2014 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project (TAP) team wanted to provide a New Year’s update on the Whooping Crane litigation, TAP v. Shaw, against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The following is a […]


Texas Rivers Tested By Drought, Population Growth

Jun 14, 2013 | Related Press

As the Neches River flows south toward a string of oil refineries and manufacturing plants in Southeast Texas, it winds through an area so ecologically diverse that the National Park Service runs […]

“Water issues are of great concern for whooping cranes. Data show that the health and survival of the endangered whooping crane flock is directly related to freshwater inflows from the Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers.”

Tom Stehn
Whooping Crane Coordinator,
United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Whooping Crane Recovery Activities Report
August 2011