Bastrop Co. Complex Fire Recovery Program

Bastrop County, TX

Bowman provided project management services for the Bastrop County Complex Fire Recovery Program. Responsibilities include direct administration and management of a significant portion of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Group Grant for Disaster Recovery awarded to the County through the Texas General Land Office for the non-housing allocation of the CDBG-DR grant, in conjunction with a $2.35 million dollar Emergency Watershed Protection grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Services include preparation of the grant application, strategic planning and cost estimates, environmental studies and compliance, USACE permitting, mitigation analysis and design alternatives, and preparation of construction cost estimates for the implementation of repair and restoration activities. Recovery efforts are focused on repair and restoration projects involving erosion control and soil stabilization throughout the burn scar to 25 drainage sites and across approximately 94-miles of county rights-of-way within critical habitat for a federally listed endangered species. Future phases include planning and implementation of various erosion and sedimentation control measures on approximately 1,200 acres of Bastrop State Park, the Griffith League Ranch, and drainage easements. For each of the various recovery projects, responsible for working directly with the County, the Lost Pines Recovery Team, stakeholders, and other recovery project managers to ensure that the efforts of each individual restoration project are conducive and cohesive to the overall recovery timeline. Also responsible for assisting the County with public involvement activities associated with the ongoing recovery efforts.