Description: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. Types of records include minutes, agenda, meeting transcripts, meeting supporting documents, correspondence, memoranda, executive orders, legislative bill analysis reports, bill files, legal materials, appraisal reports, copies of land title abstracts, deeds, surveyors' field notes, survey and subdivision maps, project files, environmental impact statements or assessments, reports, studies, proposals, planning records, presentations, maps, proclamations, photographs, slides, negatives, videocassettes, audiocassettes, newsletters and other publications, papers, clippings, Attorney General opinions, specifications, engineering maps and architectural drawings. Dates covered are 1868-2013, bulk dating 1963-2007.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Copyright information: Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Access restrictions: Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses or telephone numbers of advisory committee members or agency staff (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117 or Section 552.1175); and email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); an archivist must review the administrative correspondence of the Artificial Reef Program before the records can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).