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LIP Partners Watershed Funding Series

The LIP Partners Watershed Funding Series is designed to meet the needs of private, non-federal landowners wishing to enact good conservation practices on their lands. This allocation of LIP funding is made possible through a grant from the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. All projects approved for funding are thereby subject to the terms and conditions of that Program. Projects supported by this funding series are managed jointly by TPWD and USFWS biologists. The goal of this funding series is to establish, restore, and/or enhance habitat for state and federal trust fish, wildlife and plant species on privately owned lands (non-state and non-federal).

Project proposals will be prioritized based on the following criteria:

  • Highest priority: projects within identified priority watersheds that are expected to directly benefit Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed species and their habitats
  • High priority: projects that are expected to directly benefit ESA-listed species and their habitats, but not located in a priority watershed
  • Other priority: projects that are expected to benefit other state or federal trust species and their habitats.
  • Regardless of location, good projects are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed and receive funding if available.

Special emphasis will be placed on projects that also show benefit to Freshwater mussel species of conservation concern (ESA Candidates or petitioned) Pollinator species

Fiscal year 2018 & Highest Priority Watersheds:

  • All of the Brazos River Basin with an emphasis above Possum Kingdom reservoir
  • All of the Colorado River Basin with an emphasis on the Llano and Pedernales Rivers
  • All of the Guadalupe/San Antonio River Basin
  • All of the Rio Grande River Basin - including the lower Pecos River below I-10 and Devils River

Contact Information Contact Information
LIP Partners Watershed Funding Series
Arlene Kalmbach
TPWD LIP Coordinator
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX  78744
Phone: (512) 924-6987
Toll Free: (800) 792-1112

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