LAND GRAB IN HILL COUNTRYDevelopers want to steal land in Boerne & Bandera so they can develop protected lands in San Antonio
Developers in the San Antonio area are up to no good AGAIN.
Due to the Endangered Species Act, developers cannot develop anymore land in certain parts of San Antonio due to it being the habitat of federally protected species. So rather than move their developments elsewhere, they're on the march to heist land from other private landowners in surrounding counties as a way to re-locate the 'habitat' further away. One of the proposed plans would require 3 acres of private property in the outlying counties for every one acre developed in a designated habitat in San Antonio (Bexar County).
So Bexar County and City of San Antonio is seeking approval for its Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and is seeking an Incidental Take Permit (to STEAL private property). Public input is ESSENTIAL TO STOPPING THIS LAND GRAB!
IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEARINGS
Tell them you want the 'No ACTION alternative'
Please try to attend on of the two public hearings on the Habitat Conservation Permit
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County will conduct public meetings in Helotes, Texas and Kerrville, Texas, to obtain comments on the Southern Edwards Plateau draft Habitat Conservation Plan (dHCP), draft Environmental Impact Statement (dEIS) and an incidental take permit application.
Public meetings are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at each location. The dates and locations for the public meetings are:
Tuesday, February 3rd
Casa Helotes Senior Center
12070 Leslie Road
Helotes, Texas 78023
Wednesday, February 4th
YO Ranch Conference Center
2033 Sidney Baker
Kerrville, Texas 78028
TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR BIRDS & CRITTERS
Possible forms of 'mitigation' could include on-site preservation of
habitat, acquisition of off-site preserve lands (in other words STEAL PRIVATE PROPERTY), or purchase of conservation credits from an independent conservation bank (this involves asking landowners NOT to develop or use their land for the 30 years of the permit). Don't let the government restrict how you can use and enjoy your private property!
The permit area-i.e., where incidental take will be permitted-includes Bexar County and those portions of the City's ETJ that do/
will expand into Medina, Kendall, and Bandera Counties over the life of the permit (which is 30 years).
SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS
To submit written comments, please use one of the following methods, and note that your comment is in reference to the SEP dHCP and dEIS:
Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments
on Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2014-0053.
Tell them you want the 'No ACTION alternative.'
DEADLINE: Comments must be received on or before March 19, 2015 at 11:59 PM.
Even if you don't live in the affected areas, please submit comments. It's only a matter of time before a similar plan takes YOUR private property!