Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas

Project #: 260530  –   Updated: March 17, 2016

Project Summary

Certified in 2015, the Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) site is located on 2,000 acres in San Antonio, Texas. Originally 2,700 acres, 700 acres of undeveloped riparian habitat were donated to the City of San Antonio and is now maintained as the Medina River Natural Area. Purchased in 2002, TMMTX is currently used for manufacturing light duty trucks like the Tacoma and Tundra, however, before 2006 TMMTX was used for agriculture purposes. The areas surrounding TMMTX is rural. The site is bordered by the Medina River and Le...

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Location (by county):
Bexar County (TX)

Watersheds:
Medina

Congressional Districts:
TX District 23

Bird Conservation Regions:
Oaks And Prairies

USFWS Regions:
Southwest Region

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Certified in 2015, the Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) site is located on 2,000 acres in San Antonio, Texas. Originally 2,700 acres, 700 acres of undeveloped riparian habitat were donated to the City of San Antonio and is now maintained as the Medina River Natural Area. Purchased in 2002, TMMTX is currently used for manufacturing light duty trucks like the Tacoma and Tundra, however, before 2006 TMMTX was used for agriculture purposes. The areas surrounding TMMTX is rural. The site is bordered by the Medina River and Leon Creek, which offer natural areas and various habitats for wildlife and to the northeast, is Mitchell Lake, which expands approximately 600 acres. This site actively manages 185 acres and has 1,300 unmanaged acres open to wildlife.

The team at TMMTX has been implementing a feral hog trapping program in conjunction with local trappers. This program has set up nine large traps that are maintained and monitored on a daily basis. After capture the feral hogs are removed from the site. This project has seen consecutively fewer feral hogs captured every year after its start. In 2014 the team saw a 50-50 ratio of male to female feral hogs captured with a total of 95 feral hogs captured in 2014. By removing this aggressive invasive species from the property, wildlife can flourish without being out competed for resources.

The team has also constructed a pollinator garden with many native plants such as esperanza yellow bells, redflower yucca, and lantana species. This garden is a key habitat for many native pollinators. For the past nine years the team and other employees of TMMTX have participated in the National Public Lands Day at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Volunteers help with everything from general cleanup to planting a river walk flower bed. Future plans for the site include the removal of invasive mesquite, and the creation of artificial nesting structures for birds and roosting structures for pollinators.

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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
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Certification Department
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