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Webex Invitation


East Texas Initiative

October 15, 2020
10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CST)

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

Webex Invitation


Past Meetings

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.

Supplemental Information (Word)

Meeting Agenda (Word)

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