Val Verde Conservancy, LLC (VVC) is pleased to announce that it has recently obtained formal approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region 2 for the Val Verde Conservation Bank (VVCB) in Val Verde County Texas. Located near Devils River State Park in Southwest Texas, VVCB is the only USFWS approved bank providing conservation credits for the federally endangered Black Capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) in the entire state. The initial phase of the credit release includes 500 acres, with subsequent phases totaling nearly 6,500 acres of available conservation credit habitat.
"Developing conservation banks is a lengthy and complex process. Obtaining USFWS approval not only marks a significant milestone for protecting key Black Capped Vireo nesting habitat, but it also provides a robust conservation banking solution for those renewable and large scale infrastructure projects operating within our primary and secondary service areas."