Watch Galveston Bay Watershed and Wetland Permit Planning Tool Webinar
As wetlands have been displaced by development in our region, there have been major implications for wildlife habitat, water quality and quantity and flood control. Freshwater wetlands are especially at risk as many fall outside of the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Rule.
Decisions regarding development and wetland impacts often fall to county and municipal offices. Information about existing permits, wetland coverage, impaired streams, mitigation bank service areas and impervious surface percentages are not readily available to some stakeholders. HARC has created a simple, online GIS interface that provides access to datasets that can facilitate wetland impact avoidance and shed light on the potential impacts of wetland loss in the lower Galveston Bay watershed.
The webinar was held on May 17, 2017 and is available here.