The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together a diverse coalition of partners to preserve the open spaces, starry night skies, clean and abundant waters, and unique character of the Texas Hill Country.

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.

The Milky Way illuminates a brilliant blue, starry sky over a Hill Country river.

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

Camp Bullis protection program receives $502K grant

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently announced the awarding of a $502,000 grant that will fund a groundwater study as part of an initiative meant to protect the Camp Bulls military mission and the surrounding area. Read more from Edmond Ortiz with Community...

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Join us a week from today on Tuesday, 2/27 at noon for a lunch and learn on Emergency Management! We'll be hearing from Justin Calhoun, Emergency Management Coordinator for #GillespieCounty & @Fredericksburg2.
Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/HCAEclipseLunch
#texaseclipse

Do you know what a #riparian area is? Riparian areas—the interface between land and a river, lake or stream—play a key role in keeping surface waters clean and flowing & affect #waterquality, #wildlife, and #flooding resilience. Learn more:

#FridayFriendsGroup Today, we're giving a shout-out to @HaysNightSky for their work for #HillCountry #nightskies! @CODSofficial was the 1st @IDADarkSky Designated Community in #Texas, celebrating 10 yrs this month. Learn more about their work:
https://hcfns.org

"Blackburn said this complaint has the potential to usher in precedent-setting rules in #Texas. He, and lawyers that presented at Friday’s meeting, called on state leaders to give local water districts the authority to regulate companies like Aqua Texas."

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