In Texas Hill Country, where there had been an acrimonious relationship between aggregate producers and local residents, the two groups came together – along with local government officials and business people – to develop a voluntary best management practice (BMP) guidance document, which was then adopted by Kerr County. The document was drafted by Jill Shackelford, a former aggregate producer working as a consultant for the county, and Tara Bushnoe, general manager of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority.

Read more from Therese Dunphy with Rock Products Magazine here.