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Tag Archives: Eurycea rathbuni

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) by Edwards Aquifer Authority

Here’s a link to a December 19, 2011 article in the San Marcos Daily Record by news editor Anita Miller that discusses funding issues related to the recently approved HCP intended to protect endangered and threatened species including Texas Wild Rice, the San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), the fountain darter and the Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)

http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/local/x907914182/Water-plan-cleared-but-funding-murky 

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Drought seriously affecting aquatic species of the Edwards Plateau.

An article by Betsy Blaney of the Associated Press appeared in the Austin American Statesman yesterday (August 30, 2011) entitled, “State prepares to capture, move endangered Hill Country species if drought worsens” and discusses the impact of the current drought on aquatic species throughout the hill country, including some of the Texas Eurycea, and the development of possible contingency plans should any springs go dry. In related news, an MSNBC photoblog post by Rich Shulman depicts the Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) and San Marcos Salamander (Eurycea nana).  This follows last Friday’s article in the Statesman on how the drought is affecting the Barton Springs Salamander, Eurycea sosorum.

It’s too bad it takes a severe drought to get Eurycea in the news, but I’m glad they are getting some attention.