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East Texas Initiative Aquatic Work Group Meeting
July 22, 2021

Outlook Invitation
Meeting Agenda (PDF)


East Texas Initiative Aquatic Work Group Meeting
September 23, 2021

Outlook Invitation
Agenda will be posted when available

Past Meetings

East Texas Initiative Aquatic Work Group Meeting
May 27, 2021

Meeting Summary


Smalleye and Sharpnose Shiners and Other Prairie Fishes
May 6, 2021

Meeting Summary (PDF)

Meeting Presentations

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (PDF)


East Texas Initiative Aquatic Work Group Meeting
March 25, 2021

Meeting Summary (PDF)


East Texas Initiative Aquatic Work Group Meeting
January 28, 2021

Meeting Summary (PDF)


Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment Webinar
November 10, 2020

This meeting provided research updates on the first year of the Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment.

Meeting Summary

Meeting Presentation


East Texas Initiative
October 15, 2020

This meeting provided updates on ongoing and upcoming research and the state of policy decisions for petitioned and listed species in East Texas.

Meeting Summary (PDF)


Spot-tailed Earless Lizard Webinar
October 6, 2020

This meeting evaluated approaches to promote long-term conservation of the spot-tailed earless lizard. Attendees are invited to provide feedback on a study design proposing to evaluate and improve methods to study reptile and grassland communities.

Meeting Summary (PDF)


East Texas Aquatic Work Group
July 23, 2020

This meeting focused on research priorities for the Louisiana Pigtoe and Texas Heelsplitter mussels.

Meeting Summary (PDF)


East Texas Aquatic Work Group
July 9, 2020

East Texas aquatic species and ecosystems work group facilitated by the Comptroller's Natural Resources program. This meeting will focus on coordination of an alligator snapping turtle research plan.

Meeting Summary (PDF)


East Texas Aquatic Work Group
June 16, 2020

East Texas aquatic species and ecosystems work group facilitated by the Comptroller's Natural Resources program. This meeting will focus on the coordination of East Texas mussel research, alligator snapping turtle data gaps and research options, and conservation plan options with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Meeting Summary (PDF)


Texas Waters Webinars
May 19, 2020

Estuaries to Edwards: Aquatic species research with the Comptroller's Natural Resources program.

Estuaries to Edwards recorded webinar (Webex)


East Texas Aquatic Work Group
May 7, 2020

East Texas aquatic species and ecosystems work group facilitated by the Comptroller's Natural Resources program. This meeting focused on discussions regarding the alligator snapping turtle in Texas.

Meeting Summary (PDF)


East Texas Species Overview Webinar
April 1, 2020

The Comptroller’s Natural Resources program hosted a webinar to provide updates on a suite of petitioned and listed species in East Texas. This information session included presentations by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the agency’s current and planned Species Status Assessments and recovery documents for species with historic habitat in Texas east of the Trinity River.


Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment