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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Kronkosky SNA HazMat Survey

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department plans to transform the historic Kronkosky Family Ranch, located on approximately 4,000 acres in the Texas Hill Country northwest of San Antonio, into a state park with outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, camping, and other recreational opportunities.


The conversion of the once-privately held Kronkosky Family Ranch into a state park required careful planning to protect both the historical structures and the environment. The mandate was to maintain the land's natural state and historical integrity while assessing and managing any potential hazards. The site posed logistical challenges due to difficult-to-access areas and the presence of various old structures.


To preserve the historical value of 10 buildings on the ranch, TTL conducted comprehensive hazardous material surveys and tested for asbestos, mold, lead, and other dangerous substances. These tests were performed with non-destructive techniques to protect the aesthetic and structural integrity of these historical buildings. In areas with limited access, such as the remote windmill water tank and sheep dipping station, TTL’s environmental specialists employed hand augers and innovative on-site testing methods to bypass the logistical challenges of narrow access roads. This careful approach thoroughly assessed the potential presence of hazardous materials like arsenic, pesticides, asbestos, mold, and lead while respecting the site's historical significance and natural landscape.


Pipe Creek, TX


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department



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