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Mesquite Creek Wildlife Habitat Area

New Braunfels, Texas, United States

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Bubba's Wetlands
Wetlands & Water Bodies
Bird Monitoring
Avian
About the Program
The Waste Management Mesquite Creek Wildlife Habitat Area is located in New Braunfels, Texas, about 30 miles northeast of San Antonio. Habitats on-site include grasslands, forest and wetlands. The team manages a 7.28-acre wetland, originally created as part of mitigation regulatory requirements, to provide habitat for resident and migratory birds and to control soil erosion.

Practices and Impacts
  • The habitat consists of a 4.28-acre wetland, a 2-acre upland prairie buffer and a 1-acre riparian buffer. Management activities include invasive species control and native tree plantings.
  • By 2019, 80 trees of various native species were thriving in the habitat area, including bald cypress, which stabilize the soil and providing habitat for local wildlife.
  • In partnership with S & B Infrastructure, the team monitors the site for native and invasive plants and wildlife use.
  • The team installed artificial perches in the grassland for raptors.
  • Wildlife documented utilizing the habitat include diamondback water snake, red fox, crested caracara and a variety of duck species.

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