Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program Updated:03/2021

The TPWD Wildlife Habitat Assessment (WHAB) Program complies information to assist project developers in identifying, evaluating, and addressing potential impacts to natural resources of conservation concern in Texas. Guidance on how to obtain information on endangered species, important natural resources, project documentation and review, and applicable state and federal regulations is provided.

Under Section 12.0011 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is charged with "providing recommendations that will protect fish and wildlife resources to local, state, and federal agencies that approve, permit, license, or construct developmental projects" and "providing information on fish and wildlife resources to any local, state, and federal agencies or private organizations that make decisions affecting those resources." Project types reviewed by TPWD include reservoirs, highway projects, pipelines, urban infrastructure, utility construction, renewable energy, and residential and commercial construction, as well as many others.

The TPWD WHAB Program now accepts projects through electronic submittal. Project review requests can be submitted to WHAB@tpwd.texas.gov. If submitting requests electronically, please include geographic location files when available (e.g. GIS shape file, .kmz, etc.). Click for more information on submitting a project 

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Contact Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program

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Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program is not employed by or affiliated with the Texas Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


Contact Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX  78744
Phone: (512) 389-4579
Toll Free: 800-792-1112

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