The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) is cutting around 25 percent of its budget to a tune of around $162 million according to an article in the Texas tribune.
That begs the following questions.
Why are they adding 520 acres to Big Bend Ranch State Park?
According to TPWD, the Commission agreed to “…take the necessary steps to purchase roughly 520 acres in Presidio County…”
Why are they looking at buying a piece of property in Palo Pinto and Stephens Counties for a new state park?
TPWD admits to cutting fish stocking in freshwater, taking a $1.5 million dollar reduction in the treatment of noxious vegetation like salvinia and is slashing $2 million from the highly successful shrimp and finfish crab license buyback retirement program. Yet, they are buying new property they will have to maintain for years to come.