Updates from November, 2010


Will Water Rights Be on the Legislature’s Agenda?

November 17th, 2010 | Related Press

Next legislative session, during the few minutes not taken up with the budget, redistricting and immigration, an old stand-by of an issue could creep onto the agenda: water. Observers say legislative proposals on groundwater rights are probable, given that Texas is just wrapping up a […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management


70 whooping cranes reach refuge in TX, Group of cranes flew from Canada

November 12th, 2010 | Related Press

AUSTWELL, Texas (AP) – At least 70 endangered whooping cranes have flown from Canada to a refuge in Texas. Tom Stehn with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services said the ground survey was done at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Sten on Thursday also said […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

Whooping Crane Migration Update, November 11, 2010

November 11th, 2010 | Related Press

The whooping crane migration is well underway.  The first two whooping cranes were sighted at Aransas on October 21.   Numerous other cranes arrived near the end of October and the first week in November.  So far, ground reports from numerous parties have helped me record […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes


WHOOPING CRANES: How to save an endangered species

November 9th, 2010 |

Along the Texas Gulf Coast, the fall season is signaled by the arrival of migratory birds — including the whooping crane, which spends its winters here. In a recently published paper, Ronald Sass, fellow in global climate change, discusses the threats that manmade developments bring […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes


Advocate editorial board opinion: Whooping crane habitat being developed for future

November 8th, 2010 | Related Press

We were pleased to see work being done and planned to save and enlarge the habitat of the whooping crane. The San Antonio Bay Partnership, an organization that formed about a year ago, focuses on developing area wetlands that are the natural habitat of the […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes