Restoring Riparian Habitat on the Guadalupe River, Victoria County, TX

Project Description

Conduct survey to characterize degree of riparian zone alteration; prepare restoration plan; and implement restoration design

Conservation Area


NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: Tier 2 - Moderate level of urgency for this project. Very nice to have, but not crucial relative to tier 1
Estimated Cost Range: ~$300,000 - $500,000
Project Submitted By: James A Dodson
Suggested Contact: James A. DodsonWater and Coastal Resources Consultant405 W. Power Ave.Victoria, TX

Outcome: Restoration of riparian habitat and associated ecological functions on approximately 1,150 acres of riparian areas and adjacent habitat along the Guadalupe River.
Benefits: Restoration/protection of riparian system functions; greater habitat diversity; increased wildlife use; and potential access for scientific/educational programs.

NRCS, USFWS (has already done some survey work), TPWD, University of Houston - Victoria, San Antonio Bay Partnership . . .

Portions of the area included in this site were used for a sand/gravel mining operation, which is no longer actively mining and is in "restoration" phase. Riparian restoration objectives in areas of the property not impacted by the mining could be combined with, or serve as an alternate for, mining area restoration work now underway.

Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

The proposed project location consists of approx. 1,250 acres of property along a 2-mile reach of the Guadalupe River, located approx. 10 stream miles upstream of the Hwy 77/Zac Lentz Pkwy Bridge over the Guadalupe River, in Victoria County, TX