Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
It isn’t often that we see a bill with such strong bipartisan support as with the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), but RAWA is currently set to pass through congress with just that. RAWA would dedicate $1.4 billion annually to wildlife conservation. Texas would receive approximately $50 million. According to Texas Wildlife Alliance the money would help create 327,000 jobs, $14.4 billion in salaries and wages, and $3.5 billion in state and local tax revenue. This money would come from existing tax revenues, so no new taxes would be levied. In addition, states would have control over what they chose to do with the money, in Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department would be in charge of this money. The benefits to our state could be enormous, Texas currently has over 1,300 Species of Greatest Conservation Need, that could benefit from habitat conservation, management and research. Please support this bill by contacting your U.S. Senators and representatives.
– Natalie Cavellier, Attorney & Counselor
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Would Save Fish and Wildlife, Add Jobs and Grow Businesses in Texas
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is currently racing through Congress with unprecedented bipartisan support. RAWA could bring $50 million to the state to help protect wildlife, restore land and give Texans more ways to enjoy the outdoors…
Wildlife Biologist Webinar
Know Your Plants: Native Plant Identification for Common Grasses, Forbs and Wildflowers
A good biologist will make recommendations that are naturally suited to your land and your pocketbook. At Plateau Land & Wildlife, our biologists assess a landowner’s goals, habitat diversity, and goals for stewardship to provide recommendations on activities that fulfill their vision and suit their budget.
During this one-hour webinar, Plateau’s Director of Ecological Services, Shane Kiefer, identifies common native Texas flora. Plants provide structure for ecosystems, and habitat and food for wildlife…
Eminent Domain / Condemnation
Landowner takes eminent domain case to Texas Supreme Court
The Texas Supreme Court earlier this year heard oral arguments in a case between a Brazoria County landowner and a subsidiary of Enterprise Product Partners. At the heart of the case is the proper use of eminent domain…
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