Tonight and tomorrow the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is hosting public meetings on their proposals to list the Austin Blind Salamander, Jollyville Plateau salamander, Georgetown salamander, and Salado salamander as endangered species. Tonight’s meeting in Round Rock begins at 5:30 p.m. with an informational session followed by a public comment session. Tomorrow night’s meeting at the Thompson Conference Center on the U.T. campus begins at 6:30 p.m.
These meetings are excellent opportunities to learn about these “canaries” in our aquifers and springs of Travis, Williamson and Bell counties and to provide information to the Service relevant to the proposed “endangered” listings.
Go HERE for details on the public meetings and the proposed listings. The Service is accepting written comments through October 22, 2012. SOS Alliance will be submitting additional scientific information to support the listing and to rebut the junk science coming from developer interests in Williamson County.