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Overview

Agency History

Federal aid grant program history

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Fisheries research reports, 1953-1988,

Wildlife research reports, 1938-1999,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department:

An Inventory of Parks and Wildlife Department Library Holdings of Project Reports at the Texas State Archives, 1938-1999



Overview

Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Title: Parks and Wildlife Department Library holdings of project reports
Dates: 1938-1999
Abstract: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These files are reports maintained for many years by the now-defunct library of the agency. Shortly after the agency closed its library, the project reports were transferred to the State Archives. Most of the reports are progress or performance reports and job completion reports of projects that used federal grant money provided under the Pittman-Robertson Act (Wildlife Restoration Act), the Dingell-Johnson Act (Sport Fish Restoration Act), and the Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act. These are annual reports on progress of work completed on various grant projects or jobs through the year. A series of annual project reports of the Coastal Fisheries Division projects were done with only state funds. Dates covered for all reports are 1938-1999. Topics of the research performed include: wildlife investigations (includes game harvest regulations, game harvest estimates, surplus game availability, distribution and movements of migratory birds and waterfowl, predatory non-game animal studies, and studies of specific species, such as deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, quail, wild turkeys, javelinas, bobcats, lesser prairie chickens, and doves); regional wildlife development; development of wildlife management areas; changes in fish harvest regulations; fish stocking in lakes and reservoirs; population control of fish species; vegetation control in lakes; pollution control in lakes and coastal water bodies; contract fishing; facility development; shrimp fishing; oysters; management of coastal fisheries; chemical analysis of waste water from industrial plants; and game fish of the coastal waters. Also present are a few hand written indexes, maps, and lists of grant reports - both state and federal - maintained by staff of the former TPWD library.
Quantity: 33 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's wildlife and fish resources; provision of outdoor recreational opportunities to the public; acquisition, development, and operation of wildlife management areas, fish hatcheries, state parks, historic sites, and other public lands; conservation education and outreach; cultural and historical interpretation; and the regulation of fishing, hunting, and boating activities. The Department is composed of ten major divisions which carry out the functions and duties of the agency: Wildlife, State Parks, Coastal Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Communications, Law Enforcement, Infrastructure, Administrative Resources, Legal, Information Technology, and Human Resources. An Executive Director, selected by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, administers the department. In 2005, the agency employed the full-time equivalent of 3,038 people.

The Parks and Wildlife Department is governed by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, initially composed of three members, increased to six members in 1972, and as of 1983, nine members, appointed by the Governor with approval of the Senate. Members serve six-year overlapping terms. The Commission chairperson is appointed biennially by the Governor. The Commission meets quarterly or more often as needed. Its chief responsibility is to adopt policies and rules to carry out the programs of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) had its beginnings in 1879 when the 16th Texas Legislature authorized the Governor to appoint a fish commissioner to ensure compliance with an Act for the preservation of fish, and to build fish ways and fish ladders (Chapter 92, 16th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1881, the Office of the Fish Commissioner was established (Chapter 78, 17th Legislature, Regular Session). It was created for the "propagation and preservation of fish and to build fish-ways and fish-ladders…," and existed through 1885. The commissioner was appointed to a two-year term by the Governor, with the approval of the Senate.

In 1895, the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner was created by House Bill 55, 24th Legislature, Regular Session, with the commissioner appointed by the Governor as before. The duties included the protection of fish, turtles and terrapin of the bays and coastal waters of the state, protection of natural oyster beds and reefs, and the protection of the location of private beds. The Commissioner had the authority to appoint Deputy Commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. In 1907, protection of wild birds and wild game was added to the responsibilities of that office, which became the Office of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner (House Bill 379, 30th Legislature, Regular Session). This Commissioner appointed Deputy Game Commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office.

The single commissioner was replaced by a six-member commission in 1929 and the agency became the Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission (Senate Bill 83, 41st Legislature, Regular Session). The commissioners were appointed to six year terms by the Governor with the approval of the Senate, and were selected from different sections of the state. The chair was appointed by the Governor. Duties of the commission included administering the state's laws relating to game and fish; preventing pollution of streams; issuing hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses; collecting fees, taxes, and fines; conducting research; and proclaiming and enforcing open seasons and bag limits on game and fish. The commission also operated fish hatcheries and sanctuaries, administered game and hunting preserves, supervised oyster beds in the state, controlled and exterminated predatory animals and fish, and educated the public in the preservation of wildlife and fish and game resources of the state. It had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The name was changed to the Texas Game and Fish Commission in 1951 and the size of the board was increased to nine members (Senate Bill 463, 52nd Legislature, Regular Session).

The Texas State Parks Board was created in 1923 (Senate Bill 73, 38th Legislature, First Called Session) to investigate prospective park sites in the state and report to the Legislature with recommendations, and to solicit and accept donations of land for state park purposes. The State Parks Board was initially composed of five members, appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate to six year terms, and they were to be state officers. The number of board members increased to six in 1937 (Senate Bill 484, 45th Legislature, Regular Session). This board was to begin locating sites for the establishment of the state parks system. It directed and managed state parks created, except the historical parks which were managed by the Board of Control and/or several separate commissions. The Parks Board was charged with locating, designating, and marking historic grounds, battlegrounds, and other historic sites in the state, and erecting markers and monuments at such sites. The board also had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The primary function of the board between 1923 and 1933 was to acquire lands for parks through donations. In 1933, federal funds became available for state park development and the board worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service for the development of better park sites for a state parks system. The CCC provided labor during the 1930s to improve state park lands and facilities. In 1949, the state historical parks were transferred to the State Parks Board, except for the San Jacinto Battlefield, the Battleship Texas, and the Fannin Battlefield, which were still controlled by their respective commissions--the San Jacinto Battlefield Commission, the Battleship Texas Commission, and the Fannin Battlefield Commission (House Bill 120, 51st Legislature, Regular Session). Jurisdiction over the Fannin and San Jacinto Battlefields was transferred to TPWD in 1965 (House Bill 102, 59th Legislature, Regular Session). Battleship Texas was transferred to TPWD in 1983 (House Bill 586, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

In 1963, the State Parks Board and the Game and Fish Commission were merged to form the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife (House Bill 21, 58th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1967, the Historic Structures and Sites Act was passed by the 60th Legislature, House Bill 58, Regular Session, charging the Parks and Wildlife Department with stewardship of the state's cultural heritage sites. In 1983, the Legislature passed the 1983 Wildlife Conservation Act (Senate Bill 94, 68th Legislature, Regular Session), which gave the agency the authority to manage fish and wildlife resources in all Texas counties. Prior to this act county commissioner courts set game and fish laws in many counties, and other counties had veto power over Department regulations. In 1985, the legislature granted the agency authority over shrimp and oysters (Senate Bill 609, 69th Legislature, Regular Session).

The State Parks Division protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD, which includes 119 state parks, historic sites, and natural areas. The division also provides planning assistance and administers matching grants to local communities and counties for park acquisition and development, public boat ramps and other facilities, and outreach. In the early years of TPWD the State Parks Division also investigated potential land acquisitions for state parks and historic sites, negotiated and prepared contracts for the donation or purchase of land, researched title information, constructed new park facilities and did renovations and repairs in existing facilities. In 1963 the Parks Division developed a statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan - the Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan. This plan was updated every five years. Master plans for state parks were begun in 1965. During a brief period in the 1990s, the State Parks Division was known as the Public Lands Division, whose duties included the management of some wildlife areas in addition to state parks, historic sites, and natural areas. Today, land acquisition activities are handled through the executive office and the Infrastructure Division handles design and construction of new facilities, repairs of existing facilities, and development of TPWD lands. Wildlife areas are managed by the Wildlife Division. The Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan has been incorporated into the more comprehensive Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan prepared by the agency. The 77th Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 305, Regular Session) required that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department prepare (be adopted by the Commission) the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan by October 15, 2002. The plan was adopted and the latest version (2005) is on the website of the TPWD (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/pwd_pl_e0100_0867/).

The Wildlife Division manages and conserves all the state's wildlife resources. Its responsibilities include wildlife planning, research, inventorying wildlife resources, monitoring population dynamics, regulating game seasons and bag limits, conserving non-game and rare species, habitat conservation and acquisition, providing technical assistance to land owners, operating and managing 52 wildlife management areas, and assisting with the management of 123 state parks. The division also uses state-owned and operated lands to conduct wildlife research, field tours, seminars, wildlife management operations, and offers public access to these lands for public hunting and other recreational and education uses. Most of the work done by the division is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act.

The Coastal Fisheries Division manages the marine fishery resources of Texas' four million acres of saltwater, including the bays and estuaries and out to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Management strategies are designed to sustain fisheries harvest at levels necessary to ensure replenishable stocks of important species and provide balanced food webs within the marine ecosystems. The division conducts monitoring programs year round to gather technical data to assess population levels and develop fishing regulations. The division operates three hatchery facilities to enhance populations of several species of game fish, through increasing abundance of the fish and offsetting impacts of natural catastrophes.

The Coastal Fisheries Division also operates the Artificial Reef Program. In 1989, the Texas Legislature directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to develop the artificial reef potential of Texas (Senate Bill 5, 71st Legislature, Regular Session). The Texas Artificial Reef Plan was adopted in 1990, creating the Artificial Reef Program. The basic activity of the program is to acquire surplus ships, barges, oil rigs, and other material that is then deposited on the sea floor to form artificial reefs. These reefs increase the diversity of marine organisms at those locations. An advisory committee was formed in 1990 to aid the program in fulfilling its obligations to the state in building reefs that are in the best interest of the citizens of Texas. The Artificial Reef Program Advisory Committee is a 10 member panel appointed by the TPW Commissioners. According to the Parks and Wildlife Code (Section 89.021), the committee members represent the interests of the following groups: salt water sport fishing, offshore oil and gas producers, Texas tourism industry, the General Land Office, the Texas university system, environmental groups, a shrimp organization, a diving club, and the Attorney General's Office.

The Inland Fisheries Division manages the freshwater fishery resources of the state, which consist of 626 public impoundments and 80,000 miles of rivers and streams covering 1.7 million acres. The division activities include fisheries management and research, fish production, angler education and information, fishing access projects, and aquatic habitat management. The division also operates six fish hatchery facilities to enhance populations of several species of fish.

(Sources: Enabling legislation numerous years; V.T.C.A., Parks and Wildlife Code, Title 2; Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; and from information found in Texas Parks and Wildlife records.)

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Federal aid grant program history

The Pittman-Robertson Act, also known as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, was passed by Congress in September 1937 and commenced in August 1938. The Act provided federal funding "for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects." The act was initially funded by a ten percent tax on ammunition and firearms used for sport hunting, and the funds were distributed to the States for wildlife restoration. In the 1970s Congress expanded the revenue base to include handguns and archery equipment, and authorized States to spend up to half those revenues on hunter education and target ranges. This grant program is operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Funding in recent years is based on an 11 percent federal excise tax on sporting arms, ammunition, and archery equipment, and a ten percent tax on handguns. This grant program is a cost-reimbursement program where the state covers the full amount of an approved project then applies for federal aid reimbursement for up to 75 percent of the project expenses. The remaining 25 percent of the project costs must be from a non-federal source. Of the funds available to the states, more than 62 percent is used to buy, develop, maintain, and operate wildlife management areas.

The Dingell-Johnson Act, also known as the Sport Fish Restoration Act, was modeled after the Pittman-Robertson Act to create a similar program for the management, conservation, and restoration of fishery resources. The Act was approved by Congress in August 1950 to provide federal aid to the States for management and restoration of fish having "material value in connection with sport or recreation in the marine and/or fresh waters of the United States." This grant program is operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Funding for the program comes from a ten percent manufacturer's excise tax on fishing rods, reels, creels, and artificial baits, lures, and flies, with the revenue earmarked for the States and territories solely for projects that would enhance sport fishing restoration. In 1984 Congress passed the Wallop Breaux amendments to the Act which included import duties on yachts and a motorboat fuel tax on gasoline and added funds for aquatic resources education. Wetlands conservation programs were added to the act in 1990. Funding for boat-related waste pumpout facilities was added in 1992 and a nontrailerable recreational boat program (boats greater than 26 feet in length) was added in 1998. This grant program is a cost-reimbursement program, where the state covers the full amount of an approved project then applies for federal aid reimbursement for up to 75 percent of the project expenses. The remaining 25 percent of the project costs must be from a non-federal source.

The Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act was passed by Congress in 1964, Public law 88-309. The goal of the act was to cooperate with states through their respective state agencies in carrying out projects designed for the research and development of the commercial fisheries resources of the nation. Federal funds were to supplement or increase the amount of the state funds available for research. This grant program was operated by the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The act was repealed by Congress effective October 1, 1987.

(Sources: Internet web pages: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - http://federalasst.fws.gov/sfr/fasfr.html (accessed June 2006), http://www.fws.gov/southeast/federalaid/pittmanrobertson.html (accessed June 2006), http://www.fws.gov/southeast/federalaid/sportfishrestoration.html (accessed June 2006), http://www.fws.gov/laws/lawsdigest/fasport.html (accessed June 2006); federal laws and statutes - and the records of the agency.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These files are reports maintained for many years by the now-defunct library of the agency. Shortly after the agency closed its library, the project reports were transferred to the State Archives. Most of the reports are progress or performance reports and job completion reports of projects that used federal grant money provided under the Pittman-Robertson Act (Wildlife Restoration Act), the Dingell-Johnson Act (Sport Fish Restoration Act), and the Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act. These are annual reports on progress of work completed on various grant projects or jobs through the year. In many cases, one job will be done over a multi-year period and work completed will be reported yearly. The reports are arranged by project number then annually. A series of annual project reports of the Coastal Fisheries Division projects were done with only state funds. The reports generally contain an objective, background data/history, procedures, results of the studies, recommendations, statistical compilations, requirements, and proclamations or regulations concerning the studies if applicable. When applicable, a section discussing the proclamations is present and will include an introduction, justification for the rules, how the rules will function, summary of comments from public hearings, why the agency may disagree with the comments, and rules. Proclamations are regulations and rules issued by the TPW Commission.

Topics of the research performed include: wildlife investigations (includes game harvest regulations, game harvest estimates, surplus game availability, distribution and movements of migratory birds and waterfowl, predatory non-game animal studies, and studies of specific species, such as deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, quail, wild turkeys, javelinas, bobcats, lesser prairie chickens, and doves); regional wildlife development; development of wildlife management areas; changes in fish harvest regulations; fish stocking in lakes and reservoirs; population control of fish species; vegetation control in lakes; pollution control in lakes and coastal water bodies; contract fishing; facility development; shrimp fishing; oysters; management of coastal fisheries; chemical analysis of waste water from industrial plants; and game fish of the coastal waters. Also present are a few hand written indexes, maps, and lists of grant reports - both state and federal - maintained by staff of the former TPWD library.

This series was removed from the overall TPWD finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the overall finding aid, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records. If you are reading this in paper in the Archives search room, the finding aid, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records, is found in the first divider within the same binder.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

The records are organized into two series, as received from the agency:
Fisheries research reports, 1953-1988, 13 cubic ft.
Wildlife research reports, 1938-1999, 20 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Game and Fish Commission.
Texas. Coastal Fisheries Division.
Texas. Inland Fisheries Division.
Texas. Wildlife Division.
Subjects:
Fishery law and legislation--Texas.
Fisheries--Texas.
Fishery management--Texas.
Fishing--Texas.
Fish surveys--Texas.
Fishes--Monitoring--Texas--Gulf Coast.
Marine resources conservation--Texas.
Shrimp industry--Texas.
Shrimp fisheries--Texas.
Oysters--Texas.
Habitat conservation--Texas.
Marine pollution--Texas.
Water--Pollution--Texas.
Wildlife management--Texas.
Game protection--Texas.
Hunting--Texas.
Wildlife conservation--Texas.
Game and game birds--Texas.
Vegetation management--Texas.
Vegetation and climate--Texas.
Document Types:
Reports--Fishery management--Texas--1953-1988.
Reports--Wildlife conservation--Texas--1938-1999.
Functions:
Management of wildlife resources.
Management of fisheries.
Management of game.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Game and Fish Commission, Game and Fish Commission records, 1896, 1899-1969, 1976, bulk 1928-1963, 21 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Library holdings of project reports. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2000/150, 2001/068, 2002/114, 2006/376

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 10 and November 29, 2000; March 27, 2002; and June 19, 2006.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, June 2006

Appraisal Information

The federal aid project files were appraised by the State Archives staff as archival on October 18, 1999 as part of an agency-wide appraisal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. For more information about the appraisal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's records, see the appraisal report done by State Archives staff on file in the search room of the Archives and Information Services Division. It is not yet available online.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Fisheries research reports, 1953-1988,
13 cubic ft.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These files are reports maintained for many years by the now-defunct library of the agency. Shortly after the agency closed their library, the federal aid project reports were transferred to the State Archives. The federal aid reports consist of progress or performance reports and job completion reports done using federal grant money provided under the Dingell-Johnson Act (Sport Fish Restoration Act) or the Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act . The Dingell-Johnson Act, also known as the Sport Fish Restoration Act, was passed by Congress in 1950 to create a program for the management, conservation, and restoration of fishery resources. The Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act was passed by Congress in 1964 and provided funds for the research and development of the commercial fisheries resources of the nation. These are annual reports on work done/completed on various grant projects or jobs through the year. In many cases, one job will be done over a multi-year period and work completed will be reported yearly. The reports are arranged by project number. A series of annual project reports of the Coastal Fisheries Division projects were done with only state funds. Dates covered for all reports are 1953-1988.
The reports generally contain an objective, background data/history, procedures, results of the studies, recommendations, statistical compilations, requirements, and proclamations or regulations concerning the studies if applicable. When applicable, a section discussing the proclamations is present and will include an introduction, justification for the rules, how the rules will function, summary of comments from public hearings, why the agency may disagree with the comments, and rules. Proclamations are regulations and rules issued by the TPW Commission. Topics of the research done include vegetation control, water hyacinth control, fisheries development, changes in fish harvest regulations, fish stocking in lakes and reservoirs, population control of fish species, vegetation control in lakes, pollution control in lakes and coastal water bodies, contract fishing, facility development, shrimp fishing, oysters, management of coastal fisheries, chemical analysis of waste water from industrial plants, and game fish of the coastal waters. Also present are a few hand written indexes and lists of grant reports - both state and federal - maintained by staff of the former TPWD library and maps of inland and coastal water bodies. Additional federal project reports concerning inland water areas, primarily lakes, can be found in a separate series, in the finding aid Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division project files.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups, Coastal Fisheries Division reports and Inland Fisheries Division reports. Within each group the files remain as received from the agency, by project number, then they are further split into segments and sometimes further split into jobs. The same job (or study) will likely be performed over several years.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Fisheries research reports, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Library holdings of project reports. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2001/068, 2002/114, 2006/376
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on November 29, 2000 and March 27, 2002; and June 19, 2006.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, July 2006
Coastal Fisheries Division
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2006/376-1 Indexes, lists, and maps, about 1965-about 1978
Federal aid reports
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2006/376-1 Project 2-12-R, segments 1-4, 1970
[Topics are fish ecology of Cedar Bayou and engineering projects on Galveston Bay.]
Project 2-13-C, segment 1, 1967
[Topic is construction of a Gulf research vessel.]
Project 2-14-C, segment 1, 1969
[Topic is coastal fisheries experiment station.]
Project 2-47-R, segment 3, 1970
[Topic is a Northwest Gulf of Mexico marine fisheries investigation.]
Project 2-48-D, segment 1, 1969
[Topic is Gulf of Mexico estuarine film.]
Project 2-49-R, segment 4, 1971
[Topic is commercial fisheries landings]
Project 2-55-R
[Note on folder states: See technical series 9 - folder is empty.]
Project 2-62-D, segments 1-3, 1970
[Topic is seafood marketing.]
Project 2-62-D, annual project report, 1974
[Topic is seafood marketing. File includes a manual by TPWD for seafood retailers.]
Project 2-65-D, segment 4b, 1969
[Topic is oyster rehabilitation in San Antonio Bay.]
Project 2-66-R, segment 1, 1968
[Topic is experimental pond research planning.]
Project 2-77-C, segment 1, 1970
[Topic is coastal fisheries experiment station.]
Project 2-78-R, segments 1 and 2, 1969-1970
[Topic is saltwater pond research.]
Project 2-88-C, 1969
[Topic is dredging boat and water intake channels.]
Project 2-99-C, segment 1, 1969
[Topic is coastal fisheries experiment station.]
Project 2-109-R, about 1973
[Topic is Northwest Gulf of Mexico marine fisheries investigation.]
Project 2-112-R, about 1973
[Topic is the industrialization of Cedar Bayou and Trinity Bay.]
Project 2-122-C, segment 1, 1972
[Topic is the Marine Fisheries Research Station.]
Project 2-132-R, 1973
[Topic is shrimp in lower Laguna Madre.]
Project 2-135-D, segment 1, 1973
[Topic is a national molluscan film.]
Project 2-146-D, segment 3, 1974
[Topic is commercial fisheries landings.]
Project 2-155-R, segment 1, 1971
[Topic is an evaluation of coastal construction methods.]
Project 2-160-R, segment 1, 1971
[Topic is freshwater quality standards for Guadalupe Estuary and San Antonio Bay system.]
Project 2-169-R, study 2, 1974
[Topic is saltwater pond research.]
Project 2-200-R, segment 1, 1974
[Topic is a fishery survey of Cedar Lakes and Brazos and San Bernard River estuaries.]
Project 2-202-R, segments 1-3, 1974-1975
[Topic is a study of commercial shrimp and potential commercial fisheries.]
Project 2-218-R, segment 2, 1976
[Topic is oyster reefs in Galveston Bay.]
Project 2-220-C, segment 1, 1975
[Topic is water well and sewage treatment plant construction.]
Project 2-221-R, segment 1, 1974
[Topic is flounder in Aransas Bay.]
Project 2-224-R, segment 3, 1978
[Topic is commercial fisheries landings.]
Project 2-231-R, segments 1 and 2, about 1976-1977
[Topic is a study of finfish harvest.]
Project 2-248-C, segment 1, 1975
[Topic is flood control, Seabrook Marine Laboratory.]
Project 2-249-C, segment 1, 1976
[Topic is the Marine Fisheries Research Station.]
Project 2-252-R, about 1976
[Topic is fingerling production of spotted seatrout, red drum, and striped bass in saltwater ponds.]
Project 2-276-R, segment 2 (two reports), 1978-1979
[Topic is commercial fish and penacid shrimp studies.]
Project 2-293-R, 1978
[Topic is the finfish harvest in Texas bays.]
Project 2-310-R, segment 1, 1977-1978
[Topic is the finfish harvest in Texas bays.]
Project 2-311-R, segment 1, 1977
[Topic is commercial fishery landings.]
Project 2-313-R, segment 1, 1977
[Topic is shrimp and finfish studies.]
Project 2-313-R, report, 1979
[Topic is Texas coastal finfish resources.]
State-funded project reports
[Note: Reports have a table of contents at the front of each volume.]
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2001/068-10 Project reports, 1959-1960
[Topics include shrimp and oyster studies, oyster reefs, analysis of waste water from industrial plants, oil field pollution, hydrographic and climatological data of several bays, analysis of predator species, and inventories of invertebrate and vertebrate forms. Bays/coastal water bodies include Galveston Bay, Laguna Madre, Aransas Bay, Copano Bay, Nueces Bay, San Antonio Bay, Corpus Christi harbor and bay, Espiritu Santo Bay, the Port Neches area, the Port Isabel area, the Port Arthur area and the Houston area.]
Project reports, 1960-1961
[two sets of reports]
[Topics include shrimp and oyster studies, oyster reefs, analysis of waste water from industrial plants, pollution, hydrographic and climatological data of several bays, mapping of reefs, survey of adult and juvenile game and food fish, an inventory of invertebrate forms, and fish tagging. Bays/coastal water bodies include Galveston Bay, Laguna Madre, Aransas Bay, Copano Bay, Nueces Bay, San Antonio Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, Mesquite Bay and Lavaca Bay.]
Project reports, 1961-1962
[Topics include shrimp, finfish, drum removal, hydrographic and meteorological studies, creel census, oysters, blue crabs, oyster reefs, artificial reefs, and effluent and disposal areas of refineries. Bays/bodies of water include Corpus Christi Bay, Laguna Madre, Matagorda Bay, San Antonio Bay, Espiritu Santo Bay, Aransas Bay, Copano Bay, Mesquite Bay and Galveston Bay.]
Project reports, 1963
[Topics include shrimp, finfish, contact drum fishing, hydrographic and meteorological studies, oysters, blue crabs, artificial reefs, and placement of buoys on reefs. Bays/bodies of water include Corpus Christi Bay, Laguna Madre, San Antonio Bay, Aransas Bay, Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.]
Project reports, 1964
[Topics include shrimp, finfish, contact drum fishing, hydrographic and meteorological studies, oysters, blue crabs, and oyster reefs. Bays/bodies of water include Corpus Christi Bay, Laguna Madre, San Antonio Bay, Aransas Bay, Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.]
Project reports, 1965
[Topics include shrimp, finfish, blue crabs, artificial shell reefs, fish populations, southern Quahog, and pesticide pollution. Bays/bodies of water include Laguna Madre, Gulf of Mexico and bays in general.]
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2001/068-11 Project reports, 1966
[Topics include shrimp, blue crabs, oysters, finfish, effects of engineering projects, pesticides, and hydrographic and meteorological studies. Bays/bodies of water include Jones Bay, Moses Lake and bays in general.]
Project reports, 1967
[Topics include shrimp, pesticides, oysters, finfish, and hydrographic and meteorological studies. Bays/bodies of water covered are bays in general.]
Project reports, 1968
[Topics include pesticides, oysters, blue crabs, finfish, shrimp and hydrographic and meteorological studies. Bays covered included Galveston Bay and bays in general.]
Project reports, 1969 and 1970
[Topics include trotline fishery, biological survey of tidewaters, shrimp, oysters, seatrout, and hydrographic and meteorological studies. Bays/bodies of water include Laguna Madre, Galveston Bay, Aransas Bay, and the mouth of the Rio Grande.]
Project reports, 1971
[Topics include saltwater pond research, floodway systems, juvenile and adult game and food fish, oysters, hydrographic and meteorological studies, and the effect of oil field brine on marine organisms. Bays/bodies of water include Laguna Madre, Galveston Bay, Aransas Bay, and Port Bay.]
Project reports, 1972
[Topics include shrimp, biological survey of Brownsville ship channel, juvenile and adult game and food fish, hydrographic and meteorological studies, and the effect of oil field brine on marine organisms. Bays/bodies of water include Laguna Madre and Aransas Bay.]
Project reports, 1973
[Topics include shrimp, red drum, seafood industry, juvenile and adult game and food fish, and hydrographic and meteorological studies. Bays/bodies of water include Laguna Madre and Corpus Christi Bay.]
Project reports, 1974
[Topics include shrimp, mudshell dredging, juvenile and adult game and food fish, and hydrographic and meteorological studies. Bays/bodies of water include Laguna Madre, San Antonio Bay, and Matagorda Bay.]
Project reports, 1975
[Topics include shrimp, shell management, juvenile and adult game and food fish, biological studies, and hydrographic and meteorological studies. Bays/bodies of water include Laguna Madre, the Gulf of Mexico, and bays in general.]
Reports re: finfish, 1978
Inland Fisheries Division
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2006/376-2 Indexes, lists, and maps, about 1966-about 1975
Project FW-1-R, segments 1-19, 1955-1973
[Topic is development of Sheldon Reservoir management area.]
Project FW-2-R, segment 2, 1961
[Topic is an economic survey of hunters and fisherman.]
Project FW-3-R, 1957
[Topic is the Padre Island causeway.]
Project FW-4-R, segments 1-3, 1973-1975
[Topic is fish and wildlife resource planning.]
Project FW-14-C, segments 34-35, 1975-1976
[Topic is statewide coordination - Inland Fisheries.]
Project F-1-D, segment 4, 1958
[Topic is the Lake Corpus Christi water hyacinth control project.]
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2001/068-11 Project F-2-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, creel census, pollution studies, public access surveys, fish toxicant studies, control of submerged vegetation, and fish harvest regulations. This project covers central Texas and the Highland Lakes region. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Leon, Lampasas, Little, San Gabriel, Brazos, San Marcos, Guadalupe, Blanco, and Lower Colorado Rivers; Brushy Creek; Lake Travis; Lake Buchanan; Lake LBJ (also known as Lake Granite Shoals); Inks Lake; Lake Marble Falls; Decker Lake; Belton Reservoir; Canyon Reservoir; and Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir.]
Reports, segments 1-3, 1953-1956
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2006/376-2 Reports, segments 4-11, 1957-1964
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2001/068-11 Reports, segments 12-22, 1965-1974
Project F-3-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, creel census, pollution studies, use of copper sulfate in killing undesirable fish species, commercial catches of fish, attempts to kill sawgrass, controlling aquatic vegetation, fish harvest regulations, and effects of thermal affluent on aquatic life. This project covers East Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Sabine, Neches, and Angelina Rivers; the Little Cypress, Cypress, Black Cypress and Attoyac Bayous; Highland Lake; Tyler City Lake; Caddo Lake; Lake Palestine; Lake Cypress Springs; Sam Rayburn Reservoir; Striker Creek Reservoir; Murvaul Bayou Reservoir; Dam B Reservoir; Lake O' the Pines; and Wilkes Reservoir.]
Reports, segments 1-6, 1953-1959
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2001/068-12 Reports, segments 7-13, 1960-1966
Reports, segments 14-22, 1967-1974
Project F-4-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, creel census, pollution studies, public access surveys, vegetation control, removal of crappie, commercial catches and fish harvest regulations. This project covers north central and north Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Leon, Brazos, Bosque, and Trinity Rivers; Lake Possum Kingdom; Lake Whitney; Lake Benbrook; Mountain Creek Lake; Lake Worth; Eagle Mountain Lake; Lake Waco; Lake Arlington; and Lake Meridian.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1954-1958
Reports, segments 6-12, 1959-1965
Reports, segments 13-21, 1966-1974
Project F-5-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, creel census, pollution studies, public access surveys, vegetation control, game fish production, fish stocking, surveys of reservoirs under construction, and fish harvest regulations. This project covers west Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Concho (South, North and Middle), Upper Colorado, Pecos, Rio Grande, and Brazos (Clear Fork branch) Rivers; Terlingua Creek; Brady Creek; Johnson Draw; San Angelo Reservoir; Lake Nasworthy; Oak Creek Reservoir; Lake Brownwood; Lake J.B. Thomas; Lake Ascarte; Red Bluff Reservoir; Lake Fort Phantom Hill; Hords Creek Reservoir; Imperial Reservoir; Lake Scarbrough; Lake Sweetwater; Lake Abilene; Lake Trammell; Moss Creek Lake; Colorado City Lake; Twin Buttes Reservoir; Lake Leon; and Robert Lee Reservoir.]
Reports, segments 1-6, 1954-1959
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2001/068-13 Reports, segments 7-10, 1960-1963
Reports, segments 11-13, 1964-1966
Reports, segments 14-22, 1967-1974
Project F-6-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, creel census, surveys of aging fish populations, pollution studies, public access surveys, vegetation control, game fish production, use of chemicals to control fish populations, and fish harvest regulations. This project covers the lower Texas coast and the Rio Grande Valley. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Rio Grande, Nueces, Frio, Atascosa, Mission, and Aransas Rivers; Resaca de las Palmas; Escondido Creek; Lake Corpus Christi; Falcon Reservoir; Lake Benston; Delta Orchards Lake; Olmito Lake; Casa Blanca Lake; Brownsville City Lake, and Fort Brown Lake.]
Reports, segments 1-6, 1954-1959
Reports, segments 7-13, 1959-1966
Reports, segments 14-22, 1967-1974
Project F-7-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, experimental control of undesirable species, fish toxicants, pollution studies, public access surveys, game fish production, fish stocking, management of fisheries at lakes, and fish harvest regulations. This project covers north central and the Panhandle area. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Big Wichita, Little Wichita, Canadian, Pease and Red Rivers; Lake Kemp; Lake Diversion; Lake Kickapoo; Lake Wichita; Buffalo Lake; Rita Blanca Lake; Lake Eddleman; Buffalo Springs Lake; Lake Stamford; and Lake Marvin.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1954-1958
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2001/068-14 Reports, segments 6-11, 1959-1963
Reports, segments 12-23, 1964-1974
Project F-8-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, vegetation control, pollution studies, public access surveys, game fish production, fish stocking, channel catfish studies, effects of chemical fish kills, winter netting (fish removal), and fish harvest regulations. This project covers northeast Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Sabine, Sulphur and Trinity Rivers; Lake Texoma; Lavon Reservoir; Lake Crook; Lake Bridgeport; Grapevine Reservoir; Garza-Elm Reservoir; Lake Lone Star; Pat Mayse Reservoir; Lake Navarro Mills; and Lake Bardwell.]
Reports, segments 1-11, 1954-1965
Reports, segments 12-21, 1966-1973
Project F-9-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, creel census, pollution studies, public access surveys, fish population studies, experimental killing of undesirable fish, fish stocking, and fish harvest regulations. This project covers south-southwest Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Perdenales, Devil's, Blanco, San Marcos, Llano, Nueces, Frio, and Sabinal Rivers; Hondo Creek; Medina Lake; Woodlawn Lake; Devil's Lake; Lake Walk; Belmont Lake; and Braunig Lake.]
Reports, segments 1 and 2, 1954-1955
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2006/376-3 Reports, segments 3-6, 1956-1960
Reports, segments 7-12, 1960-1964
Reports, segments 13-22, 1965-1974
Project F-10-D, segment 1, 1954
[Topic is Woodlawn Lake aquatic plan control; lake is located in San Antonio, Bexar County.]
Project F-11-D, segment 1, 1954
[Topic is Woodlawn Lake fish eradication and restocking.]
Project F-12-R:
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, creel census, pollution studies, public access surveys, fish population studies, experimental filters for fish removal, effects of commercial netting, survey of commercial fisheries, game fish studies, experimental herbicide applications, fish stocking, and fish harvest regulations. This project covers southeast Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Neches, Brazos, Lavaca, and Trinity Rivers; Taylor Bayou; Cow Bayou; Lake Houston; Highlands Reservoir; Sheldon Reservoir; Lake Anahuac; Lake Raven; Lake Bastrop; Lake Conroe; Lake Somerville; Lake Livingston; and Palmetto Bend Reservoir.]
Reports, segments 1-10, 1955-1965
Reports, segments 11-16, 1966-1971
Reports, segments 17-20, 1972-1974
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2001/068-15 Report, segment 18 (single folder), 1972
Project F-13-D, segments 1-3, 1955-1957
[Topic is Caddo Lake water hyacinth control. ]
Project F-14-D, segments 1-13, 1956-1973
[Overall topic is statewide rough fish control. Specific topics include control of particular fish species, such as the gizzard shad, restocking, and the eradication of fish in various lakes and reservoirs. The project covers the entire state.]
Project F-15-D, segments 1-9, 1959-1966
Overall topic is statewide noxious vegetation control. Specific topics in control of water hyacinths, cattails, and submerged aquatic plants. Bodies of water covered include (but are not limited to) Lake Corpus Christi, Dam B., Turtle Bayou, Tyler State Park Lake, Caddo Lake, Belmont Lake, Loy Lake, Lake Marvin, Lake Striker, Lake Murvaul, Lake Nasworthy, and the Guadalupe River.]
Project F-16-D, segment 2, 1964
[Topic is Caddo Lake circulation channels.]
Project F-17-R, segments 1-10, 1966-1974
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, pollution studies, public access surveys, fish population studies, vegetation control, fish stocking, fish harvest regulations, and the effects of malathion on fish and aquatic invertebrates. This project covers the Panhandle area. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) Buffalo Springs Lake, Justiceburg Lake, Post City Lake, White River Lake, Old Hamlin City Lake, Crowell City Lake, Lake Abilene, Lake Stamford, Anson Lake, Lake Sweetwater, Sweetwater Creek and Cedar Creek.]
Project F-18-R, segments 1-8, 1966-1973
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species, pollution studies, public access surveys, fish population studies, fish stocking, lake and stream categorization, and the adaptability of some marine species to inland waters. This project covers west Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Pecos and Devil's Rivers, the Rio Grande, Amistad Reservoir, Lake Walk, Ascarte Lake, Devil's Lake, Lake Balmorhea, Lake Imperial and Lake Red Bluff.]
Project F-20-R, segments 1-7, 1969-1974
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include inventories of species and waters of the region, pollution studies, public access surveys, propagation of marine fish for freshwater use, reservoir stabilization study, and fish harvest regulations. This project covers south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley area. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Rio Grande, Falcon Reservoir, Rio Hondo City Lake, Anzalduas Reservoir.]
Project F-21-R, segments 1-6, 1967-1974
[Topic is game and fish forage introductions. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Buffalo Lake fish hatchery, E.V. Spence Reservoir, Lake Diversion, San Angelo Reservoir, Twin Buttes Reservoir, Cypress Springs Reservoir, Lake Athens, Pat Mayse Reservoir, and Lake Meredith.]
Project F-22-D, segments 2-8, 1971-1977
[Topic is the Heart of the Hills Fisheries Experimental Station.]
Project F-23-D, segments 1-4, 1972-1974
[Topic the the Heart of the Hills Fisheries Research Station.]
Project F-24-D [empty]
[Note inside folder: Land acquisition project - no completion projects.]
Project F-25-R. segments 1-4, 1972-1974
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations and surveys of waters. Specific topics include nursery cover techniques, fish population studies, fish stocking, vegetation control, and pollution studies. This project covers southeast Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Trinity River, Lake Houston, Lake Jacksonville, Houston County Lake, Lake Mexia, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Lake Fairfield, Lake Tyler.]
Project F-26-R, segments 1-4, 1971-1974
[Overall topic is fisheries investigations. Specific topics include competitive bass fishing, pollution studies and fish harvest regulations. This project covers east Texas. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Trinity River, Lake Sam Rayburn, Dam B., and Lake Livingston.]
Project F-27-R, segments 1-3, 1972-1974
[Topic is a statewide striped bass study.]
Project F-28-R, segments 1-2, 1973-1975
[Topic is statewide sport fish capture.]
Project F-29-R, segments 1-2, 1974
[Topic is Nile perch investigation and evaluation. Studies were performed on fish from lake research centers in Kenya and Tanzania.]
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2001/068-16 Project F-30-R:
[Overall topic is statewide fishery management recommendations. Specific topics include existing reservoir and stream management recommendations, management recommendations for proposed reservoirs and other public waters projects, and pollution studies. Most of the studies are reports involving one or the other management recommendations for individual lakes or reservoirs. Segment 1 (two volumes, covers general, statewide topics. Segments 2 through 11 cover individual bodies of water with a few general pollution studies scattered throughout the volumes. Segments 12 and 13 have reports on individual bodies of water and reports covering several bodies of water - all bodies of water in these reports are noted.]
Reports, segment 1, 1976
[two volumes]
Reports, segment 2, 1977
[Report covers Lake Timpson.]
Reports, segment 2 (volume one), 1977
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Lake Meredith, Fort Phantom Hill Reservoir, Lake Stamford, Colorado City Reservoir, Hords Creek Reservoir, Ascarte Lake, Ascarte Fisherman's Lake, Brady Reservoir, Lake Carter, Lake Moss, Lake Possum Kingdom, Lake Eagle Mountain, Blundell Reservoir, Wright Patman Reservoir, Century Lake, Lake Sulphur Springs, Palestine Reservoir, Fairfield Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Conroe Reservoir, and Somerville Reservoir.]
Reports, segment 2 (volume two), 1977
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Belton Reservoir, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Lake Austin, Town Lake, Canyon Lake, Casa Blanca Lake, Medina Lake, Falcon Lake, Lake Corpus Christi, Palo Duro Creek, Navasota River, Lake Limestone, Bob Sandlin Reservoir, Lake Fort Creek, Loco Bayou (Nacogdoches City Lake), and Blanco River (Cloptin Crossing Reservoir).]
Reports, segment 3, 1978
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Lake McClellan, Lake Pauline, Buffalo Springs Lake, Clyde Lake, Champion Creek Reservoir, E.V. Spence Reservoir, Sealy Lake, Bee Lake, Blanco State Park Lake, Kingsville Naval Air Station Lake, Lady Bird Lake, Lake Alice, Live Oak City Lake, Lake Bridgeport, Lake Grapevine, Kennedale City Ponds, Lake Pat Cleburne, Lake Proctor, Inks Lake, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Murvaul, Lake Welsh, Martin Creek Reservoir, Bonham State Park Lake, Lake Davy Crockett, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Athens, Lake Elmo, White Rock Lake, E.A. Steinhagen Reservoir, Lake Pinkston, Lake Houston, Choke Canyon Reservoir, Coleto Creek Reservoir, Pine Creek, Tyler State Park Lake, and Daingerfield State Park Lake.]
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2001/068-17 Reports, segment 4, 1978-1979
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: the Guadalupe River, Cooper Breaks State Park Lake, Lake Theo, White River Lake, Brownwood State Park Reservoir, Hubbard Creek Reservoir, O.C. Fisher Lake, Colorado City State Park Lake, Averhoff Lake, Bentsen State Park Lake, Boynton Lake, Falcon State Recreation Area, Lost Maples State Park, Lake Texoma, Fort Parker State Park, Lake Walter E. Long, Stacy Dam and Reservoir, Applewhite Reservoir, Cibolo Creek Reservoir, Lake Bastrop, Lake Anahuac, Red Hills Lake, Ratcliff Lake, Bouton Lake, Brenham State School Lake, Fairground Lake, American Legion Park Lake, Galveston Island State Park Ponds, and Palmetto State Park Lake.]
Reports, segment 5, 1980
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Lake Rita Blanca, Kirby Lake, Lake Cisco, Lake Balmorhea, Resaca de la Palma, Runge City Lake, Calveras Lake, Lake Corpus Christi, Lake Lavon, Loy Lake, Cottonwood Lake, Lake Bardwell, Lake Whitney, LBJ National Grassland Black Creek Lake, Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland Site 12-D, Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland Site 10-C, Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland Site 18-I, Lower Colorado River, Lake Cypress Springs, Lake Monticello, Lake Welsh, Lake Holbrook, Pay Mayse Reservoir, Trinidad City Lake, Lake Tyler West and Lake Tyler East, Lake Fairfield, Allens Creek, Bryan Utilities Lake, Cedar Lake, and the Sabine River.]
Reports, segment 6, 1980-1981
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: the Nueces River, Frio River, Falcon Lake, Valley Creek Lake, Scarbrough Lake, Twin Buttes Reservoir, Lake Trammel, Lake Sweetwater, Lake Kickapoo, Lake Baylor, Wolf Creek Lake, Nacogdoches Lake, Neches River, Blue Lake, Lake Jacksonville, Lower Waterworks Lake, Lake Hawkins, Lake Quitman, Caddo Lake, Upper Waterworks Lake, Lake Whitney, Lake Waxahachie, Lake Mexia, Hubbard City Lakes, Lake Weatherford, Lake McQueeney, Lake Palo Pinto, Lake Conroe, and Lake Nassau.]
Reports, segment 7, 1981-1982
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Toledo Bend Reservoir, Lake Granbury, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Palo Pinto, Lake Livingston, Lake Squaw Creek, Lake Baird, Lake Leon, J.B. Thomas Lake, Thompson Park Lake, Medical Park (North) Lake, Martin Road Lake, Greenbelt Lake, Lake Casa Blanca, Amistad Reservoir, Lake Nasworthy, Lake Monticello, Lake Gladewater, Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake Lone Star, Lake Tankersley, Mount Vernon City Lake, Landford Creek Reservoir, Lake Welsh, New Mount Pleasant City Lake, Bachman Lake, Van City Lake, Teague City Lake, Lake Fairfield, Mill Creek Reservoir, and Canton City Lake.]
Reports, segment 8 [wallet 1], 1982-1983
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Lake Bastrop, Lake Limestone, Houston County Lake, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Carter, Brazos River, Lake Bridgeport, Lake Lavon, Lake Nocona, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Lake Daniel, Lake Mackenzie, Medina Lake, Oak Creek Lake, Coleto Creek Lake, and Moss Creek Lake.]
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2001/068-18 Reports, segment 8 [wallet 2], 1983
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Lake Proctor, Lake Arrowhead, Spring Lake, Blossom City Lake, Bob Sandlin Reservoir, Bringle Lake, Lake O' the Pines, Coffee Mill Reservoir, Edgewood City, Fannin Lake, Grand Saline City Lake, Honey Grove City Lake, Kaufman Lake, Kaufman City Lake No. 1, Overton City Lower Lake, Overton City Upper Lake, Rochester Park Lake, Samuel Farm Park Pond A, Lake Whitney, Old Lake, and Lake Aquilla.]
Reports, segment 9, 1983-1984
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Falcon Lake, Brandy Branch Lake, B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir, Lake Pinkston, North Lake Reservoir, Bob Sandlin Reservoir, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake Monticello, Lake Welsh, Lake Winnsboro, Wright Patman Reservoir, Tradinghouse Creek Lake, Lake Squaw Creek, Lake Worth, Lake Arlington, and Lake Georgetown.]
Reports, segment 10, 1984-1985
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Calveras Lake, Lake Brownwood, Lake Casa Blanca, Lake Meredith, Lake Stamford, White River Lake, Hords Creek Lake, Champion Creek Lake, Taylor Bayou, Hilldebrant Bayou, Cow Bayou, Little Cypress Bayou, Adams Bayou, Lake Nacogdoches, West Fork of San Jacinto River, Lake Moss, Lake Creek Reservoir, Lower Cypress Bayou Basin, Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake Murvaul, Lake Martin Creek, Lake Palestine, Lake Tawakoni, Tyler State Park Lake, and Fayette County Reservoir.]
Reports, segment 11, 1986
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: San Augustine City Lake, Houston County Lake, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Lake Nacogdoches, Lake Pinkston, Ellen Trout Zoo Lake, Jones Lake, Coleto Creek Reservoir, Lake Meredith, Lake Brownwood, Fort Phantom Hill Reservoir, Colorado City Lake, Coleman Lake, Angelina River below Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Lake Baylor, Farmersville City Lakes, Lake Arlington, Lake Graham, Lower Trinity River, Fayette County Reservoir, Buchanan Lake, Belton Reservoir, Lake Monticello, Tradinghouse Creek Lake, Lake Whitney, and Lake Fairfield.]
Reports, segment 12 [wallet 1], 1987
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Eagle Mountain Reservoir, Nocona Reservoir, Amon G. Carter Reservoir, Bridgeport Reservoir, Weatherford Reservoir, Lewisville Reservoir, Arlington Reservoir, Graham Reservoir, Caddo Lake, Cypress Springs Reservoir, Lake O' the Pines, Wright Patman Reservoir, Caddo Lake, Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, Lake Waco, Squaw Creek Reservoir, Lake Whitney, Tradinghouse House Creek Lake, Canyon Reservoir, Lake Austin, Lake Bastrop, Town Lake, Fayette County Reservoir, Abilene Reservoir, Graham Reservoir, Hubbard Creek Reservoir, Palo Pinto Reservoir, Proctor Reservoir, Brownwood Reservoir, Fort Phantom Hill Reservoir, Balmorhea Reservoir, Lake Nasworthy, Oak Creek Reservoir, Red Bluff Reservoir, Winters-Elm Creek Reservoir, Coleman Reservoir, E.V. Spence Reservoir, Amistad Reservoir, Choke Canyon Reservoir, Coleto Creek Reservoir, Delta Reservoir, Calaveras Reservoir, and Lake Conroe.]
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2001/068-19 Reports, segment 13, 1988
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir, Lewisville Reservoir, Lone Star Reservoir, Pinkston Reservoir, Lake Bob Sandlin, Lake Welsh, Lake Monticello, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Bonham, Lake Sulphur Springs, Lake Century, Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake Bardwell, Lake Tyler, Purtis Creek State Park Lake, Lake Fairfield, Lake Martin Creek, Lake Nacogdoches, Lake Palestine, Meredith Reservoir, Buffalo Springs Reservoir, Lake Diversion, Greenbelt Reservoir, Lake Kemp, Kickapoo Reservoir, Lake Brownwood, Lake Cisco, Clyde Reservoir, Daniel Reservoir, Graham Reservoir, Leon Reservoir, Fort Phantom Hill Reservoir, E.V. Spence Reservoir, Coleman Reservoir, Brady Reservoir, Champion Creek Reservoir, New Ballinger Reservoir, and J.B. Thomas Reservoir]
Reports, segment 13 [wallet 2], 1988
[Bodies of water covered by these reports are: Averhoff Reservoir, Falcon Reservoir, Lake Medina, Texana Reservoir, Calaveras Reservoir, Lake Possum Kingdom, Lake Lavon, Hubert H. Moss Lake, Lake Texoma, Lake Arlington, Lake Graham, Alvardo Reservoir, Belton Reservoir, Halbert Reservoir, Navarro Mills Reservoir, Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir, Lake Whitney, Lake Buchanan, Lake Granger, Inks Lake, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Lake Marble Falls, Fayette County Reservoir, Canyon Reservoir, Lake Worth, Lake Ray Hubbard, Mountain Creek Reservoir, White Rock Reservoir, North Reservoir, Joe Pool Reservoir, Lake Arlington, Lake Benbrook, Eagle Mountain Lake, and Lake Grapevine.]
Project F-31-R:
[Overall topic is statewide fisheries research. Specific topics include research on specific fish species, fish stocking, marine fish propagation, effects of thermal effluent on a lake, creel census, rotenone renovation evaluation, habitat improvement study, evaluation of fish collection devices, evaluation of predator fish introduction, effects of gravel dredging in rivers, and development of nursery cove techniques. Bodies of water discussed in these reports include (but are not limited to) the Brazos River, Lake Sweetwater, Decker Lake, Lake Cypress Springs, Braunig Lake, Sheldon Reservoir, Heart of the Hills Fisheries Research Station, E.V. Spence Reservoir, Lake Bastrop, and Lake Whitney.]
Reports, segment 1, 1975
Reports, segment 2, 1976
Reports, segment 3, 1977
Reports, segment 4, 1978
Reports, segments 5-11, 1979-1985
Inland Fisheries special reports, 1973-1978
[Several reports funded either through federal funding or state finding. These are not project reports in the same sense as the previously described reports. These were often presented at various conferences or meetings, such as the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. A few are noted as being published in trade or professional association journals. Topics covered include predator diversity, literature review of Florida largemouth bass, chemical control of zoothamnium on larvae, collecting and incubating eggs of the fathead minnow, walleye fishery management, hooking mortality of largemouth bass, average growth rate for large mouth bass, effects of striped bass predation on shad, cost/benefit analysis of a catchable rainbow fish trout fishery, effects of gravel dredging on the Brazos River, salt method for determining pond volume, survey of Texas bass clubs, effect of commercial gill netting on sportfishes, evaluation of anhydrous ammonia for fishery management uses, effect of temperature on walleye egg hatch size, lab spawning and larval rearing of red drum and southern flounder, reproductive repression of large mouth bass in heated reservoir, marine fish introductions in freshwater, hormone-induced spawning of southern flounder, rearing of black drum in fresh water, rotenone renovation, evaluation of gill net and rotenone sampling techniques, courtship behavior and sound production of red drum, average growth rates for largemouth bass, effects of salinity and temperature on survival of palaemonid shrimp, a survey of black bass tournament fishing, cost/benefit analysis of stocking harvestable-sized catfish, and a study of the reproduction of three sunfish hybrids. The files are arranged in a numerical sequence assigned by the TPWD library, which is not a chronological order.]

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Wildlife research reports, 1938-1999,
20 cubic ft.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These files are reports maintained for many years by the now-defunct library of the agency. Shortly after the agency closed their library, the federal aid project reports were transferred to the State Archives. The federal aid reports consist of progress or performance reports and job completion reports done using federal grant money provided under the Pittman-Robertson Act (Wildlife Restoration Act). The Pittman-Robertson Act, also known as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, was passed by Congress in September 1937 and commenced in August 1938. The Act provided federal funding "for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects." These are annual reports on work done/completed on various grant projects or jobs through the year. In many cases, one job will be done over a multi-year period and work completed will be reported yearly. The reports are arranged by project number. Dates covered are 1938-1999. The reports generally contain an objective, background data/history, procedures, results of the studies, recommendations, statistical compilations, requirements, and proclamations or regulations concerning the studies if applicable. When applicable, a section discussing the proclamations is present and will include an introduction, justification for the rules, how the rules will function, summary of comments from public hearings, why the agency may disagree with the comments, and rules. Proclamations are regulations and rules issued by the TPW Commission.
Topics of the research performed include studies of specific species, such as deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, quail, wild turkeys, javelinas, bobcats, lesser prairie chickens, and doves; game harvest regulations; game harvest estimates; surplus game availability; habitat development; distribution and movements of migratory birds and waterfowl; predatory non-game animal studies; regional wildlife development; and development of wildlife management areas. Also present are a few hand written indexes, maps and lists of grant reports - both state and federal - maintained by staff of the former TPWD library. Earlier project grant reports can found in the finding aid, Texas Game and Fish Commission records.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the agency, by project number, then they are further split into segments and sometimes further split into jobs. The same job (or study) will likely be performed over several years.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Wildlife research reports, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Library holdings of project reports. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2000/150, 2001/068, 2006/376
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 10 and November 29, 2000; and June 19, 2006.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
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Laura K. Saegert, July 2006
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2001/068-20 Project W-1-R:
[The overall topic of this set of reports are wildlife surveys. The first five volumes are quarterly reports for each of the five regions. Then the reports are broken into smaller segments, listed as units, focusing on more specific species and or sections of the state.]
Reports, region 1, 1939-1941
[Region one covers east Texas. Species surveyed include turkey, deer, muskrats, otters, waterfowl, quail, raccoons, and squirrels.]
Reports, region 2, 1938-1941
[Region two covers central and north central Texas. Species surveyed include hawks, owls, waterfowl, quail, deer, turkeys, antelope, beavers, ring-tail cats, armadillo, mink, bobcats, squirrels, opossum, skunks, and roadrunners.]
Reports, region 3, 1939-1942
[Region three covers south Texas. Species surveyed include quail, waterfowl, deer, coyotes, turkeys, prairie chickens, javelina, doves, and squirrels.]
Reports, region 4, 1938-1942
[Region four covers west and southwest Texas. Species surveyed include quail, doves, deer, beavers, antelope, turkey, bighorn sheep, javelina, and eagles.]
Reports, region 5, 1938-1941
[Region five covers north Texas and the Panhandle area. Species surveyed include quail, doves, beavers, waterfowl, wolves, coyotes, otters, bobcats, foxes, mink, muskrats, prairie dogs, armadillos, deer and antelope.]
Reports, quarterly reports, 1939-1942
[Reports of the various areas in the state covering most species.]
Reports, units A and B, 1942-1946
[Units A and B cover the Edwards Plateau and the Blackland Prairie regions of the state. Focus of the studies is largely on white-tailed deer and wild turkeys.]
Reports, unit C, 1942-1943
[Unit C is divided into 4 sections, each covering a different section of the state - southwest Texas, lower plains of northwest Texas, Piney Woods and the Cross-Timbers area. The focus of this unit is on experimental wildlife management, mainly quail, in these areas.]
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2001/068-21 Reports, units D-L, 1942-1950
[Units D-L cover the following sections of the state - Penitas Lake area, Panhandle region, Trans-Pecos area, southeast Texas, west Texas, southwest Texas, and north Texas. The focus of these units is on wildlife management and surveys of several species, including deer, antelope, doves, prairie chickens, muskrats, and bighorn sheep. The last item in the volume is a report on white-tail deer and it has numerous tipped-in black and white photographs of deer (alive and dead) and their habitats.]
Volume of 7 projects, W-2 thru W-14:
Project W-2-D, 1941
[Region covers north and north central Texas. Topic is quail surveys.]
Project W-8-D, 1942
[Region covers southwest and west Texas. Topic is wildlife restocking (covers most species previously discussed).]
Project W-9-D, 1941-1942
[Region covers southwest Texas. Topic is quail restoration and management.]
Project W-10-D, 1942
[Region covers north and north central Texas. Topic is deer and turkey restoration.]
Project W-11-D, 1941-1942
[Region covered is the Panhandle area. Topic is lesser prairie chicken restoration and management.]
Project W-13-D, 1942
[Region covered is northeast Texas. Topic is waterfowl habitat development.]
Project W-14-D, 1977-1980
[Coverage is statewide. Topic is wildlife management coordination.]
Project W-15-D, unit A, 1942-1946
[Coverage is statewide. Topic is wildlife trapping and transplanting of several species.]
Project W-15-D, units B-H, 1942-1946
[Regions covered are east Texas, south Texas and the Possum Kingdom area. Topic is the wildlife management and development of specific species, including antelope, deer, wild turkeys, waterfowl, and fur-bearing animals. A Possum Kingdom report has photos of wildlife habitat glued into the report.]
Volume of two projects - W-17 and W-18:
Project W-17-R, 1946-1948
[Region covered is south Texas. Topic is the investigation of Rio Grande turkeys.]
Project W-18-R, 1946-1949
[Region covered is the Postoak area. Topic is wildlife in relation to land management.]
Project W-19-D, 1946-1949
[Region covered is the San Saba basin. Topic is wildlife development, focusing on white-tail deer and turkeys.]
Project W-20-R, segments 5 and 7, 1946-1950
[Region covered is southeast Texas. Topic is the relation of wildlife to land management with a focus on quail.]
Project W-21-R, segments 3-5, 1946-1949
[Region covered is south Texas. Topic is the relation of quail to mesquite grassland.]
Volume of two projects - W-22 and W-23:
Project W-22-R, 1946-1947
[Region covered is the Edwards Plateau. Topic is study of wild turkeys.]
Project W-23-R, 1946-1948
[Region covered is the Panhandle area. Topic is experimental management of antelope.]
Volume of two projects - W-24 and W-25:
Project W-24-D, 1946-1950
[Region covered is the lower plains river basin area. Topic is wildlife development focusing on turkey populations.]
Project W-25-R, 1946-1947
[Region covered is the Edwards Plateau. Topic is investigations of white-tailed deer.]
Volume of two projects - W-26 and W-27 (unnumbered segments):
Project W-26-D, 1946-1948
[Region covered is the Trans-Pecos area. Topic is the restoration of antelope.]
Project W-27-D:
[Region covered is east Texas. Topic is wildlife development focusing on deer and turkeys. Segment 31 only discusses turkeys.]
Reports, unnumbered segments (likely 1-10), 1947-1956
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2001/068-22 Reports, segments 11-30, 1957-1975
Report, segment 31, 1977
Project W-28-D:
[Coverage is statewide. Topic is game trapping and transplanting, focusing on deer and turkeys.]
Reports, segments 4-30, 1947-1976
Reports, segment 31, 1978
Project W-29-R:
[Region covered is the Gulf Coast. Overall topic is a coastal waterfowl survey. Specific topics include food material used by waterfowl, factors and extent of waterfowl mortality, distribution and movements of waterfowl, and banding of waterfowl.]
Reports, segment 3, 1947-1949
Reports, segments 4-10, 1950-1957
Reports, segments 11-18, 1958-1965
Reports, segments 19-26, 1966-1975
Project W-30-R:
[Region covered is the lower Rio Grande Valley and upper south Texas. Overall topic is the status of the white-winged dove. Specific topics include development of nesting refuges, breeding, locating breeding grounds in Mexico, distribution of doves, population census, hunting, grackle control and harvest regulations.]
Reports, segments 3-5, 1949-1950
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2001/068-23 Reports, segments 6-14, 1952-1961
Reports, segments 15-21, 1961-1969
Reports, segments 22-32, 1969-1980
Reports, segments 33-36, 1980-1983
Project W-31-R, segment 1, 1951-1953
[Region covered is the Edwards Plateau and central Texas regions. Topic discussed is food habits of fur bearers in relation to Texas game species focusing on the gray fox, striped skunk, spotted skunk, raccoon and opossum.]
Project W-32-R, segment 1, 1948-1949
[Region covered is the Edwards Plateau. Topic discussed is the economic value of wild game.]
Project W-33-R, 1948
[Region covered is the Hill Country. Topic is wild turkeys.]
Project W-36-R, 1949
[Region covered is west Texas. Topic is antelope investigations.]
Project W-37-R, segment 1, 1949
[Region covered is the Hill Country. Topic is wild turkeys.]
Project W-38-R, segments 1 and 2, 1949-1950
[Region covered is El Paso County. Topic is a study of scaled quail.]
Project W-40-M, segments 2-7, 1951-1956
[Region covered is the Devil's Pocket and Lake Tejas area. Topic is keeping native deer population in their area and maintaining food plots and salt for deer and wild turkeys.]
Project W-41-D, segments 1-4, 1952-1956
[Region covered is mainly west Texas and the Panhandle area. Topic is western big game development, focusing on transplanting mule deer and antelope.]
Project W-42-R, segments 1-3, 1949-1952
[Region covered is the Panhandle. Topic is to study abundance of various wildlife species during a period of predator control.]
Project W-44-R, segments 1-7, 1950-1957
[Coverage is almost statewide. Topic is a study of wild turkey populations, focusing on turkey transplanting efforts and a survey of breeding success.]
Project W-45-R:
[Region covered is the Panhandle area. Overall topic is the Panhandle game management survey. Specific topics include hunting, fishing and trapping proclamations; game population trends; game harvest regulations; surplus game availability; and the introduction of new species to a region (partridges and sheep primarily). Segments 9-12 include a few reports done on the Hill Country region.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1950-1955
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2001/068-24 Reports, segments 6-8, 1956-1958
Reports, segments 9-12, 1959-1963
Reports, segments 13-16, 1963-1966
Reports, segments 17-27, 1967-1977
Project W-48-D:
[Region covered is in Brewster County. Overall topic is the planning and development of the Black Gap Wildlife Management area. Specific topics discussed beside planning and development of the area include fawn mortality, a deer census, and game population trends.]
Reports, segments 1-17, 1952-1968
Reports, segments 18-26, 1968-1976
Project W-49-D, segments 1-15, 1955-1965
[Region covered is the Hill Country and north Texas. Overall topic is bobwhite quail. Specific topics include insuring a good food supply, vegetation plantings, noxious vegetation control, surface water availability, and effects of development.]
Project W-50-R, segments 1-3, 1951-1953
[Region covered is south and southwest Texas. Overall topic is a study of the collared peccary, focusing on determining distribution and abundance, feeding habits, and mortality.]
Project W-51-D, segments 1-20, 1951-1971
[Region covered is East Texas. Overall topic is quail habitat development.]
Project W-52-R, 1950-1951
[Region covered is in Anderson County. Overall topic is the planning and development of the Darden Wildlife Management Area.]
Project W-53-R, 1950-1951
[Region covered is the Hill Country. Overall topic is the planning and development of the Kerr Wildlife Management area. It includes a report on livestock and range management.]
Project W-54-D, segments 1-6, 21 and 22, 1953-about 1968
[Region covered is southeast Texas. Overall topic is the planning and development of the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.]
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2001/068-25 Project W-55-D:
[Region covered is in Hemphill County. Overall topic is the Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area (WMA) (formerly known as the Studer WMA). Many of the reports concern the planning and development of this WMA, other issues discussed include effects of development on wildlife populations, determining wildlife-livestock relationships, population control, and quail cover development.]
Reports, segments 1-12, 1953-1962
Reports, segments 13-27, 1962-1977
Project W-56-D:
[Region covered is the Hill Country. Topic is the development and operation of the Kerr Wildlife Management Area.]
Reports, segments 1-29, 1953-1982
Reports, segment 35, 1988
Project W-57-R:
[Region covered is the Trans-Pecos, west Texas area. Overall topic is the Trans-Pecos game management area. Specific topics include the status of game species, game population census, game harvest regulations, seasonal movement of mule deer, ecological surveys of Big Bend, amount of game harvested, measure of vegetation changes, surplus game, and proposed hunting and trapping regulations. Some studies were done at the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and a few at Big Bend National Park.]
Reports, segments 1-4, 1953-1956
Reports, segments 5-7, 1957-1959
Reports, segments 8-9, 1961-1962
Reports, segments 10-14, 1963-1967
Reports, segments 15-25, 1967-1976
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2001/068-26 Project W-59-D, segments 1-9, 1953-1961
[Region covered is east Texas. Topic is the development of the Davy Crockett Wildlife Management Area.]
Project W-61-R:
[Region covered is northeast Texas. Overall topic is the east Texas game management survey. Specific topics include status of game species, game populations, deer census, deer aging, game harvest regulations, vegetation studies, game harvest estimates, surplus game, movement of deer populations, and determining the location, extent and status of game habitats.]
Reports, segments 1-4, 1954-1957
Reports, segments 5-13, 1958-1966
Reports, segments 14-25, 1967-1977
Project W-62-R:
[Region covered is the Edwards Plateau. Overall topic is the Edwards Plateau game management survey. Specific topics include determining the status of game species, supplemental feeding of turkeys, game populations, surplus game, census of deer and turkeys, game harvest regulations, game harvest estimates, and reproduction of white-tailed deer and turkeys. Some studies took place at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1954-1959
Reports, segments 6-8, 1959-1961
Reports, segments 9-12, 1963-1965
Reports, segments 14-23, 1966-1975
Reports, segments 24-25, 1976-1977
Project W-63-R, segments 1-4, 1956-1957
[Region covered is east Texas. Topic is deer herd range and management.]
Project W-64-R, segment 1, 1954
[Region covered is south Texas. Topic is mourning doves studies, focusing on locating, trapping and banding wintering populations.]
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2001/068-27 Project W-67-D:
[Region covered is west Texas. Overall topic is bighorn sheep development. Specific issues covered include status of the population, transplanting sheep to other locales, vegetation trends, and regulation of public hunting. Focus is on two main areas, the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and the Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area.]
Reports, segments 1-22, 1958-1976
Reports, segment 23, 1978
Project W-68-D, segment 4, 1955-1960
[Region covered is southwest Texas. Topic is the development of the North Concho Wildlife Management Area.]
Project W-70-R, segments 1-3, 1955-1958
[Region covered is the Panhandle area. Topic is the introduction, release and survival of certain European and Asiatic game birds - the Spanish red-legged partridge, the seesee partridge, and coturnix quail.]
Project W-73-R:
[Region covered is the Possum Kingdom area. Overall topic is the Possum Kingdom game management survey. Specific topics include determining the status of game species, game populations, surplus game availability, game harvest regulations, game harvest estimates, effect of extended quail hunting, food habits of wildlife, and trapping and banding wildlife.]
Reports, segments 1-8, 1956-1963
Reports, segments 9-12, 1965-1977
Project W-74-R:
[Region covered is north Texas. Overall topic is the Oak Woodland wildlife management survey. The bulk of the reports concern the development of the Gus Engeling Wildife Management Area. Other topics discussed include a deer census, effect of tenant farming on quail populations, harvest of surplus game, deer-cattle relationships, and aging of the deer population.]
Reports, segments 1-8, 1956-1964
Reports, segments 9-21, 1965-1976
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2001/068-28 Project W-75-D, segments 1-19, 1957-1975
[Region covered is the Panhandle area. Topic is the high plains scaled quail development.]
Project W-76-R:
[Region covered is the Hill Country. Overall topic is Kerr Wildlife Management Area research. Specific topics include wildlife census and population studies, vegetation, effects of ecological factors on wildlife populations, food habits of deer and livestock, the economics of deer and livestock, and the effect of grazing systems on vegetation.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1957-1962
Reports, segments 6-11, 1963-1968
Reports, segments 12-20, 1969-1977
Project W-77-R:
[Region covered is southeast Texas. Overall topic is the southeast Texas game management survey. Specific topics include game populations, surplus game availability, game harvest regulations, game harvest estimates, game habitat mapping, and habitat utilization.]
Reports, segments 1-12, 1958-1969
Reports, segments 13-20, 1971-1977
Project W-78-D, segments 1-6, 1958-1973
[Region covered is south Texas. Topic is the planning and development of the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area.]
Project W-80-R:
[Region covered is east Texas. Overall topic is the east Texas deer study. Specific topics include survey of the deer range, deer feeding habits, deer and cattle enclosures, mast study, woodland waterfowl habitat, deer plant propagation, and a few reports on the red-cockaded woodpecker.]
Reports, segments 1-6, 1958-1963
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2001/068-29 Reports, segments 7-16, 1959-1973
Project W-81-R:
[Region covered is south central Texas. Overall topic is the south central Texas game management survey. Specific topics include determining the status of game species, game populations, harvest of surplus game, game harvest regulations, game harvest estimates, deer movements and food habits, a deer census, fawn survival, and determining javelina movements.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1958-1962
Reports, segments 6-8, 1963-1966
Reports, segments 9-18, 1966-1976
Reports, segments 19-20, 1976-1977
Project W-82-R:
[Region covered is north and north-central Texas. Overall topic is the Trinity-Brazos game management survey. Specific topics include determining the status of game species, game populations, game harvest regulations, game harvest estimates, game habitat mapping, squirrel mortality, squirrel migrational tendencies, and small game availability.]
Reports, segments 1-7, 1959-1966
Reports, segments 8-15, 1967-1973
Reports, segments 16-19, 1974-1977
Project W-83-D, segments 1-16, 1960-1974
[Region covered is southeast Texas. Overall topic is the development of the J.D. Murphee Wildlife Management Area (listed in the earlier reports as the Big Hill Bayou Wildlife Management Area.]
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2001/068-30 Project W-84-R, segments 1-12, 1959-1972
[Region covered is south Texas. Topic is the effects of brush control on wildlife in the Rio Grande plain.]
Project W-85-R, segments 1-4, 1960-1963
[Region covered is sites in Bowie County and Walker County. Topic is the survival of pen-raised bobwhite quail.]
Project W-87-D, segments 1-15, 1960-1973
[Region covered is in Cottle County. Topic is the planning and development of Matador Wildlife Management Area.]
Project W-88-R:
[Region covered is west Texas. Overall topic is the dynamics of bobwhite quail in the west Texas rolling plains. Specific topics include quail food habits and food availability, regulation of public hunting, population studies, effects of malathion, effects of brush control and effects of livestock grazing.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1963-1966
Reports, segments 6-9, 1967-1970
Reports, segments 10-16, 1971-1977
Project W-89-D, segments 1-3, 1962-1964
[Region covered is northeast Texas. Topic is the development and operation of Lake Texarkana Wildlife Management Area.]
Project W-90-R, segments 1-5, 1963-1968
[Region covered is the Hill Country. Topic is a study of sex anomalies of deer in the central mineral region.]
Project W-91-R, segments 1-14, 1964-1978
[Region covered is east Texas. Topic is the importance of hardwood to deer and squirrels in pine-hardwood forests.]
Project W-92-R:
[Region covered is south central Texas. Overall topic is the oak prairie game management survey. Specific topics include determining the status of game species, game habitat mapping, game harvest estimates, game harvest regulations, game populations, and surplus game availability.]
Reports, segments 1-12, 1964-1975
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2001/068-31 Reports, segments 13-14, 1976-1977
Project W-93-R, segments 1-10, 1967-1975
[Coverage is statewide. Topic is investigation of wildlife diseases.]
Project W-94-R:
[Region covered is the Permian Basin area. Overall topic is the Permian Basin game management survey. Specific topics include determining the status of game species, game harvest estimates, game harvest regulations, game populations, surplus game availability, and adaptability to introduced exotic birds.]
Reports, segments 1-10, 1967-1975
Reports, segments 11-12, 1976-1977
Project W-95-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is mourning dove research. Specific topics include density, distribution and movement of doves; food habits; nesting; game harvest estimates; banding; diseases; and mortality.]
Reports, segments 1-4, 1967-1970
Reports, segments 5-9, 1971-1974
Reports, segments 10-17, 1975-1983
Project W-96-R, segments 1-11, 1967-1976
[Region covered is the coastal areas. Overall topic is a coastal marsh management survey. Specific topics include plant surveys, status of the mottled duck and the wood duck, banding, water, and an inventory of wildlife in the area.]
Project W-98-D, 1971-1974
[Files contains worksheets on this project, no reports are present.]
Project W-100-R, segments 1-8, 1970-1977
[Region covered is southeast and south central Texas. Overall topic is studies of Attwater's Prairie Chicken. Specific topics include population census, requirements and activities of the chickens, and seasonal territorial ranges.]
Project W-101-R, segments 1-8, 1970-1977
[Region covered is south Texas. Overall topic is Chaparral Wildlife Management Area research. Specific topics include soil inventories, game and predator populations, effects of grazing, turkey roosting structures, quail hunting, deer census, vegetative trends, feral hog studies, and public hunting.]
Project W-102-D, segments 1-4, 1970-1973
[Region covered is south Texas. Topic is the development of the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area.]
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2001/068-32 Project W-103-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is special wildlife investigations. Specific topics include fauna; predatory non-game animals; former ranges of rare, endangered and peripheral species; distribution and population census of rare, endangered, and peripheral species; species status evaluations; and studies of various bird and mammal species.]
Reports, segments 1-6, 1972-1976
Reports, segments 7-8, 1977-1978
Reports, segments 9-11, 1979-1982
Reports, segments 12-15, 1983-1985
Reports, segment 16, 1987
Reports, segments 17-18, 1987-1988
Reports, segment 19, 1989
Project W-104-S, segments 3-27, 1974-1999
[Coverage is statewide. Topic is hunter safety training.]
Project W-105-D, segments 1-7, about 1973-1979
[Region covered is in Lamar County. Topic is the planning and development of the Pat Mayse Wildlife Management Area.]
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2001/068-33 Project W-106-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is Texas waterfowl. Specific topics include game harvest regulations, aquatic vegetation, waterfowl production, lead ingestion, habitat surveys, banding, public hunting, seasonal losses, habitat development, regulations, and beaver pond studies.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1974-1979
Reports, segments 6-10, 1980-1983
Reports, segments 11-13, 1985-1987
Reports, segments 14-16, 1988-1989
Project W-107-R, segments 1-10, 1975-1989
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is wildlife resource planning. Specific topics include vegetation type mapping, evolution of species management units, mitigation of losses of wildlife resources, impact of proposed water development projects, and wildlife planning in the U.S. Forest Service compartments. This volume contains scattered reports. A more complete set can be found in box 2000/150-18.]
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2000/150-18 Project W-107-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is wildlife resource planning. Specific topics include vegetation type mapping, evolution of species management units, mitigation of losses of wildlife resources, impact of proposed water development projects, and wildlife planning in the U.S. Forest Service compartments.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1975-1979
Reports, segments 6-11, 1980-1985
Reports, segments 12-17, 1986-1991
Reports, segments 18-25, 1992-1999
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2001/068-33 Project W-108-R:
[Region covered is south Texas. Overall topic is upland game investigations. Specific topics include turkey release methods, quail population dynamics, quail cover, quail management techniques, pheasant release techniques, trapping, game harvest recommendations, habitat studies, census methods, squirrel research, winter range requirements, regulations, adaptability of transplanted species, mobility and mortality of the Rio Grande turkey, effects of pesticides, and restoration of the lesser prairie chicken and the eastern turkey.]
Reports, segments 1 and 2, 1977-1979
Reports, segments 3-5, 1980-1981
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2001/068-34 Reports, segments 6-9, 1983-1986
Reports, segments 10-13, 1987-1989
Project W-109-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is big game investigations, focusing largely on setting game harvest regulations for the various big game species hunted in Texas, including the whie-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, javelina, elk, and the aoudad sheep. Other issues discussed include range and habitat of deer and other species, trapping, transplanting animals, antler development on deer, deer and livestock production and relationships, effects of cattle grazing, effects of hunting on the javelina population, development of deer management units, a deer census, deer hunting, deer herd productivity, population trends, effects of predator control, effects of hunting deer with dogs, the nutritional value of the white-tailed deer, and the status of two non-hunted (at that time) species, the black bear and bighorn sheep.]
Reports, segment 1, 1977-1978
Reports, segment 2, 1979
Reports, segment 3, 1979-1980
Reports, segment 4, 1981
Reports, segment 5, 1982
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2001/068-35 Reports, segment 6, 1983
Reports, segment 7, 1984
Reports, segment 8, 1985
Reports, segment 9, 1986
Reports, segment 10, 1987
Reports, segments 11-12, 1988-1989
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2001/068-36 Project W-112-R, segments 1-5, 1981-1985
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is wildlife environmental investigations which focus on environmental impact statements and environmental assessments.]
Project W-115-R, segments 1-6, 1984-1989
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is migratory shore and upland game birds research and surveys. Specific topics include density, distribution and movement of birds; breeding; hunting regulations; banding; and losses of game birds. Most of the birds studied were doves.]
Project W-117-R, segments 1-6, 1985-1989
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is fur-bearing animal investigations. Specific topics include regulations, fur harvests, pelt primeness and quality, population of species, and status of the red fox.]
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2000/150-18 Project W-122-S, 1998
[Topic is shooting range program, target ranges.]
Project W-124-M:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is wildlife management areas. Specific topics include planning and administration, maintenance and operations, increasing cost effectiveness, increasing public use opportunities, and reports on most, if not all, of the wildlife management areas.]
Reports, segments 1-5, 1990-1995
Reports, segment 6, 1996
Reports, segment 7, 1997
Reports, segment 8, 1998-1999
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2000/150-19 Reports, segment 9, 1999
Project W-125-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is wildlife research and surveys. Species surveyed include white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, mourning doves, Attawater's prairie chicken, black bear, feral hogs, mountain lions, rabbits, turkeys, quail, aplomado falcons, cormorant, red-cockaded woodpecker and other birds, javelina, aoudad sheep, bighorn sheep, bobcats, bald eagle, colonial waterbird, brown pelican, and whooping crane. Specific topics include status of each species, status and regulation of non-game species, game populations and trends, game harvest regulations, effects of predator control, reproductive rates and nutritional status of deer, distribution and density of mourning doves, habitat enhancement for endangered feline species, restoration of species, fur-bearing animal harvest and regulations, waterfowl habitat, wetlands habitat management, waterfowl populations and distribution, and inventory of non-game wildlife on department managed lands.]
Reports, segment 1, 1990
[3 wallets]
Reports, segment 2, 1991
Reports, segment 3, 1992-1993
Reports, segment 4, 1993
Reports, segment 5, 1994
Reports, segments 6-7, 1995-1996
Reports, segments 8-10, 1997-1999
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2000/150-20 Project W-126-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is small game research and studies. Species covered include the chachalaca, pheasant, lesser prairie chicken, quail, rabbits, squirrel, and turkeys. Specific topics include populations of and regulations for fur-bearing animals, game harvest regulations, a fire ant study, breeding of Rio Grande turkeys, and restoration of several species.]
Reports, segment 1, 1992
Reports, segment 2, 1993-1994
Reports, segments 3-4, 1995-1996
Reports, segment 5, 1997
Reports, segment 6, 1998
Reports, segment 7, 1999
Project W-127-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is big game research and surveys. Species covered include white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, aoudad sheep, and bighorn sheep. Specific topics include game harvest regulations, population trends, deer antler development, nutritional status of white-tailed deer, habitat preferences, deer breeding and reproduction, genetic selection of white-tailed deer, and influence of fallow deer and aoudad sheep on white-tailed deer production and survival.]
Reports, segment 1, 1992-1995
Reports, segment 2, 1993
[wallet 1]
Reports, segment 2, 1994-1995
[wallet 2]
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2000/150-21 Reports, segment 4, 1996
Reports, segment 5, 1997
Reports, segment 6, 1998
Reports, segment 7, 1999
Reports, segment 12, 1996
Project W-128-R:
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is migratory bird research and surveys. Species covered include mourning doves, white-winged and white-tipped doves, sandhill cranes, woodcocks, and ducks. Specific issues covered include density, distribution and harvest of various species; annual regulations; game harvest recommendations and regulations; banding; waterfowl populations; seasonal losses of waterfowl; determining hunting activities; and migratory wildlife and wetland program planning.]
Reports, segment 1, 1992
Reports, segment 2, 1993-1994
Reports, segment 3, 1994-1995
Reports, segment 4, 1996
Reports, segment 5, 1997
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2000/150-22 Reports, segments 6-7, 1998-1999
Project W-129-M, segments 1-9, 1991-1999
[Coverage is statewide. Overall topic is habitat enhancement of private lands. Specific topics include building nesting structures, management of migratory shore and upland bird habitat, wetland enhancement, and Texas Parks and Wildlife's wildlife expo.]
Project W-130-L, segments 1-2, 1991-1995
[Coverage is statewide. Topic is wildlife habitat acquisition.]
Project W-131-L, segments 1-4, 1996-1999
[Coverage is statewide. Topic is public hunting opportunities.]

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