Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems

Grant to Initiate the GBRA/TAP Agreement

June 19th, 2017 |

Goal to Address Long-Term Water Supply Needs in Guadalupe Basin and Safeguard Critical Whooping Crane Habitat AUSTIN — The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and The Aransas Project (TAP) undertook the first step in the implementation of The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority/The Aransas Project Agreement (GBRA/TAP Agreement), […]

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

TAP Meeting – The GBRA-TAP White Paper

March 8th, 2016 |

Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 pm  Paws & Taws, 402 N. Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton, Texas Presentation by Jim Blackburn, TAP Special Guest Participants – Bill West and Todd Votteler, GBRA On February 22, 2016, the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and TAP co-signed a […]

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

THE ROCKPORT PILOT

Briefs in TAP suit target Judge Jack, Stehn and U.S. Constitution

June 14th, 2013 | TAP In The News

If briefs filed regarding the verdict of The Aransas Project (TAP) lawsuit against the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are any indication, the objectivity of U.S. District Court Judge Janis Graham Jack, the expertise of former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Whooping Crane […]

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

THE ROCKPORT PILOT

Status of Aransas Project Suit Heard

June 14th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Approximately 60 area residents and other interested people had the opportunity to hear about the status of The Aransas Project (TAP) lawsuit against the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and other parties Wednesday night at the Saltwater Pavilion in Rockport. Attorney Jim Blackburn outlined […]

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

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

Big legal victory for cranes in Texas

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

In a major victory for cranes and other water users on the Texas Gulf Coast, a federal judged has ruled the state’s environmental agency is responsible for the death of 23 whooping cranes during a drought in 2008 and 2009. The ruling on Monday is […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Federal judge: TCEQ mismanagement contributed to deaths of whooping cranes

March 12th, 2013 | TAP In The News

Mismanagement of the Guadalupe River water contributed to the death of at least 23 whooping cranes during the winter of 2008-09 in violation of the Endangered Species Act, according to a lawsuit ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Jack. In her Monday ruling in […]

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

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: crucial to know number of birds in refuge

March 8th, 2013 | Related Press

The count is in. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 279 whooping cranes in and around the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This year’s estimate was gathered using a new method of counting. In the past, the flock was counted […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

New whooping crane count, method draw different responses from groups

February 21st, 2013 | Related Press

Whooping crane fans are disappointed by a flock estimate below expectations, while many continue to grumble over how the birds are counted. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service puts the number of endangered birds in the last remaining flock of wild whooping cranes at 279. […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Texas crane totals not increasing, but flocks now inland offer hope

February 21st, 2013 | TAP In The News

Whooping cranes in Texas are caught up in a numbers game that produced one encouraging development this year but remains inconclusive overall. The latest survey results released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that there were 257 cranes wintering on the Texas Gulf […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Whooping crane flock size estimated smaller than last year

February 17th, 2013 | Related Press

After weeks of waiting, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued its first count of the whooping crane flock using a new estimation technique. The preliminary analysis estimates the flock to be made up of about 257 birds with a 95 percent confidence interval […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes