Working groups

The Interagency Task Force on Economic Growth and Endangered Species creates informal working groups to gather information from experts and input from stakeholders about species and the impact listings decisions may have. These meetings are all open to the public and posted below as soon as they are scheduled.

Advisory committees

The task force may be assisted in its work by formal advisory committees. These groups help find solutions to specific issues and report back to the task force with recommendations. These meetings are open to the public and are posted below as soon as they are scheduled.

Workgroup Meetings

Freshwater mussels workgroup

Upcoming meetings of the freshwater mussels workgroup

  • 24 Oct 2017, 10a to 4p | Stephen F Austin bldg, room 170

Past meetings of the freshwater mussels workgroup

  • 20 Sept 2017, 1p to 330p | online webinar

Staff contacts: Meghan Hope, 512-936-8554, and Kimberly Horndeski, 512-305-9827

Black rail workgroup

Upcoming meetings of the black rail workgroup

  • 13 Nov 2017, 9a to 12n | online webinar

Staff contact: Kimberly Horndeski, 512-305-9827

Plains spotted skunk workgroup

Upcoming meetings of the plains spotted skunk workgroup

  • 19 Dec 2017, 1p to 4p | online webinar

Staff contact: Kimberly Horndeski, 512-305-9827

Monarch butterfly workgroup

Staff contact: Cary Dupuy, 512-936-8554

Spot-tailed earless lizard workgroup

Staff contact: Colin McDonald, 512-936-8591