Project Goals/Objectives: To protect the lower Colorado River basin of Texas, which is performed by providing education, technical assistance, and financial incentives to producers through LCRA’s Creekside Conservation Program. Conservation BMP implementation is a key project goal that is achieved through partnerships with other agencies, such as the NRCS. LCRA will use TBET to assess NPS pollution reductions resulting from the Creekside Conservation Program and will seek technical assistance from NRCS. WQMPs are also emphasized through the program as good tools for watershed management along with the implementation of conservation practices. Education and technology transfer is also a major component of this project. Educational activities such as field days and workshops will be offered to producers and the general public. The technology transfer goal will also be achieved through demonstration and/or public display of ongoing projects. A “conservation partner” gate sign will be given to each project producer for public display.
Project Location: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Lampasas, Llano, Matagorda, San Saba, Travis, and Wharton Counties
Project Partners: TSSWCB, LCRA, NRCS, Bastrop, Caldwell-Travis, Colorado, Fayette, Hill Country, Llano, Matagorda, Pedernales, San Saba, Wharton, and Taylor-Travis SWCD's.
Total Costs: $492,000 (Federal); $405,000 (Non-Federal); $670,834 (Total)
Project Workplan: 21-04