Edwards Aquifer Authority Phase 3 - Meeting 1 (9th Meeting Overall)

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900 E Quincy St

San Antonio, TX 78215

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Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Program—Phase 3

First Meeting (Ninth Meeting Overall)

October 2–4, 2017

Edwards Aquifer Authority Headquarters

900 E. Quincy, San Antonio, TX 78215

Monday, October 2

8:30–10:30 Closed Session

Open Session

10:30–10:45 Overview of the National Academies’ 5-Year Review of the HCP

Nathan Pence, Executive Director, Habitat Conservation Program, EAA

10:45–11:00 Introductions, Review of Meeting Agenda

Danny Reible, Committee Chair, NAE, Texas Tech

11:00–12:00 Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Update

Nathan Pence, EAA

  • Brief update of all major HCP programs
  • Mention the Implementation Plan from the 2nd Academies report
  • Concepts for optimizing the ASR program

12:00–12:45 Working Lunch

12:45–1:45 Update on Minimization and Mitigation (M&M) Measures

Nathan Pence and Alicia Reinmund-Martinez, EAA

  • Which measures are under consideration for this NAS study?
  • How do these M&M measures achieve a biological objective?
  • Current status of measure?
  • Which measures will continue during Phase II of the HCP?
  • New measures for Phase II of the HCP?

1:45–3:00 Overview of HCP Biological Goals and Objectives by Species and by System

Nathan Pence, Dr. Chad Furl, and Bob Hall, EAA

3:00–3:15 Break

3:15–4:15 Tools to Answer the Charge Questions, including the Ecological Model

Nathan Pence and Dr. Chad Furl, EAA

4:15–4:45 Open Mic Session

4:45–5:30 Closed Session

Tuesday, October 3

8:15–9:45 Closed Session

Open Session

9:45–11:00 Hydrologic Model: Calibration, Validation, Technical Review, Uncertainty Analysis, and Intended Purposes

Dr. Chad Furl, Jim Winterlee and Nathan Pence, EAA

11:00–12:30 Discussion with Sponsor

• Give thoughts on programs to date

• Ask additional questions/get clarification

• Request materials/information

• Discuss agenda of 2nd meeting

12:30–4:00 Closed Session

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