HCA is a passionate community caring for the unique features, spring-fed streams, heritage ranch lands, spectacular beauty and culture of the Texas Hill Country for the benefit of future generations.

Community Resilience

As our region reacts to ongoing challenges, the Hill Country Alliance is working to keep you connected.

Our Work

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Land

The Texas Hill Country region covers over 11 million acres in 17 counties of mostly privately held land.

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Water

Thirteen Texas rivers begin in the Hill Country and provide water for millions of downstream neighbors.

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Night Sky

The Hill Country sits on the edge of night and as development pushes westward, we are losing our view of the night sky.

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Community

90% of Hill Country lands are in unincorporated areas where there is little authority to plan for growth.

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Collaboration

HCA serves as the backbone organization and fiscal sponsor of the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network.

Latest News

Ex-slave’s relatives battle to save farm

To Texas transportation officials, expanding U.S. 183 is a chance to alleviate congestion south of Austin. But to the Alexander family, it’s a threat to the land they’ve vowed for generations to protect. Daniel Alexander was enslaved when he secured a promise in 1847...

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We're still feeling recharged from last week's Leadership Summit and so grateful to close the day out by hearing from some of our elected officials. We'll be sharing more highlights from last week's event over the next week or so - so stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
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Great #tribfest22 panel—with @MaceatMeadows Suzanne Scott @nature_org and Jeff Walker @twdb—explored the new normal of Texas’ drought cycle. What is #txlege going to do about it? #txwater https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2022-09-25/tribfest-recap-can-texas-plan-properly-for-droughts-and-floods-to-come/

Texas will add more than 20 million people over the next 50 years. Where will they get their water? Conservation is key, and the state must play a role. #txlege #txwater https://www.kvue.com/article/money/economy/boomtown-2040/texas-population-growth-expected-to-put-strain-on-water-supply/269-e383253e-242f-4638-a346-7d26496255a0

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