Endangered Species Compliance
Aqua W.S.C. obtains a U.S. Fish & Wildlife permit to protect the endangered Houston Toad
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) listed the Houston toad (Bufo houstonenisis) as an endangered species in 1970. The Houston toad no longer occurs within much of its historic range, and is now restricted to only nine counties in Texas. It is possible this could be an overestimate since it has not been found in several of these counties for quite some time. In Bastrop and Lee counties it occurs in the beloved Lost Pines. Being a federally protected endangered species, the Houston toad may not be adversely impacted except under the approved conditions of a federally issued permit.