Sierra Club is formally opposing the proposed transfer of the existing Devils River State Natural Area and a $7.9 million cash payment in order to acquire the smaller Devils River Ranch in a deal that would reduce
the size of the park system by 2000 acres.
Statement of Ken Kramer, Director, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra
Club on the Announcement by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Postponing a Decision on the Proposed Devils River Land
The Sierra Club appreciates the action taken by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)today to postpone a final decision on the proposed trade of the Devils River State Natural Area plus an $8 million cash payment for the Devils River Ranch.
Members of the public have made their voices loud and clear that they are opposed to this land transaction and that the proposal has not had an adequate public airing. We hope that with some additional time to review this proposal the Parks and Wildlife Commission will reach a final conclusion that the Devils River State Natural Area should remain part of the state parks system.