The Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP) is one of 28 National Estuary Programs designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect and restore our nation's estuaries. The GBEP is required to maintain a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to address priority problems in the Galveston Bay Estuary.
The CCMP for Galveston Bay, The Galveston Bay Plan, was originally published in 1995. The Galveston Bay Plan, 2nd Edition (GBP'18) final draft builds on the original document and identifies new and emerging issues that must be addressed. The Galveston Bay Council approved adoption of GBP'18 on October 17, 2018.
Download the Final Draft of GBP'18
The GBEP is committed to providing content that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability, in compliance with the Texas Administrative Code and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s policies. Alternative, accessible versions of GBP’18 and corresponding materials can be found below.
Download the Final Draft of GBP'18 – Accessibility Version
Download the Final Draft of Appendix D – Accessibility Version
Download the Final Draft of Appendix E – Accessibility Version
Download the Final Draft of Appendix F – Accessibility Version