San Antonio, Army Take Key Step to Preserve Mission at Bullis
With a recent agreement among Bexar County, the Army and the Nature Conservancy to permanently protect 1,244 undeveloped acres about 10 miles from Camp Bullis, San Antonio-area leaders have reached another critical milestone in their effort to protect the 28,000-acre installation from urban encroachment, according to a commentary in the San Antonio Express-News.
This month’s agreement follows an extensive campaign by the city and county to regulate lighting and sound attenuation outside the facility, and to preserve much-needed habitat for the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.
Bexar County contributed $5 million and the Army chipped in $2 million to purchase the parcel outside of Bullis and hand it over to the Nature Conservancy. The acquisition provides the Army with enough mitigation credits to clear cedar trees from 900 acres at Bullis needed for training, according to a separate story in the Express-News.