Texas Parks & Wildlife's Trail to Sustainability

Information about Texas Parks & Wildlife's Trail to Sustainability

Published on November 21, 2017

Author: fmasummits

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1. Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Trail to Sustainability

2. State Govt. Obstacles • Tax Incentives are not beneficial • Funding comes in 2-year cycles • Contracting Rules & Audits • Difficulty Changing

3. State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding Distributed Renewable Energy Technology Program • Received$3.9Minfundingtoinstall24solarphotovoltaic systemsat18TPWDlocations Transportation EfficiencyProgram • 13HybridVehiclesforStateParks

4. Solar Installation Sites 1. Lake Tawakoni SP 2. Ray Roberts Lake SP 3. Cooper Lake SP (SS unit) 4. Cedar Hill SP 5. Lake Arrowhead SP 6. San Angelo SP 7. Choke Canyon SP 8. Mustang Isle SP 9. Austin HQ 10. McKinney Falls SP 11. Sheldon SNA Observation Tower 12. Government Canyon SP 13. SP Reg 1 HQ (Davis Mtns) 14. SP Region 4 HQ (Sheldon) 15. TX Freshwater Fisheries Center 16. A.E. Wood FH 17. Possum Kingdom FH 18. Kerr WMA 19. Enchanted Rock SP 20. Sea Center Texas

5. Solar Installations Across Texas

6. Cooper Lake State Park Cooper,TX

7. Davis Mountains State Park FortDavis,TX

8. Cedar Hill State Park CedarHill,TX

9. Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Athens,TX

10. Emissions Impact & Savings • To date we have saved approximately 3,334,400 kWh of electricity • Equivalent to 2,343 metric tons of C02 • 31 tanker trucks of gasoline • Annual emissions from 495 passenger vehicles • Carbon sequestered annually by 2,218 acres of forest • Saved more than $350k so far on energy bills • Panels require little maintenance / long-term operation

11. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Tomanageandconserve thenaturalandcultural resourcesofTexasandto providehunting,fishing andoutdoorrecreation opportunitiesfortheuse andenjoymentof presentandfuture generations. Tomanageandconserve thenaturalandcultural resourcesofTexasandto providehunting,fishing andoutdoorrecreation opportunitiesfortheuse andenjoymentof presentandfuture generations.

12. Sustainability at TPWD • 5-year Plan • Agency-wide • Each Division Sets Actions to Support the Goals

13. •Energy Efficiency •Water Conservation •Waste/Recycling Major Categories

14. Electric Utility Rates • Coop or Municipal Areas • 50% of locations • Take what is offered • Competitive Retail Areas • Deregulated Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) • One bulk rate for service in these areas • Competitive Bid • Negotiate terms

15. Deregulated Service Areas • Competitive Bid Process • Evaluate cost of “Brown” vs. “Green” Power (1% cost difference during last bid period) • Evaluate value added services • Current Provider is Green Mountain Energy • 100% Renewable Texas Wind Energy • Value Added: $180k for solar installations at GM served locations

16. Dark Sky Lights • Fixtures that shine down, full cut-off • Low/warm color temperature (below 3000k) • Helps Maintain Circadian Rhythms • Increases Park Visitors Copper Breaks State Park

17. Bastrop State Park

18. DesignConcept

19. Bastrop Solar LED Dark-sky Friendly Entryway Sign Light

20. Waste / Recycling • Recycling is reaching suburbanareas • Hard to reach rural areas • Visitors Expect Recycling • Pack It Out

21. Water Conservation • Low Flow Fixtures • Fix Leaks • Communication & Education

22. Xeriscape & Native Plants • Reduce water use with native and adaptive plants • Tie into educational interpretive hikes

23. Rainwater Catchment Systems

24. Texas Population 2014: 27 Million 2040: 45 Million

25. OC Fisher Lake, San Angelo State Park Fort Davis State Park

26. Just bad luck?

27. Hurricane Harvey $160B

28. Before Hurricane Harvey, $49.2 Million Dollars allocated for Weather Related Repairs

29. To manageand conservethenaturaland cultural resourcesofTexas andto providehunting,fishing andoutdoor recreationopportunitiesfortheuseand enjoymentofpresentandfuturegenerations.

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