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

Texas farmers face mounting expenses as droughts worsen

The nonprofit Environmental Working Group, a longtime critic of the federal crop insurance program based in Washington, analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and showed that drought accounts for more crop insurance payouts than any other weather...

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"The report shows that $639 million in conservation investments conservatively yielded over $2.8 billion in Return on Conservation™ value in FY 2019," @TexanbyNature
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240613809546/en/Return-on-Conservation™-Report-Reveals-Texas-Conservation-Investments-Yield-41-Financial-Returns

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Just why is it so hot? Good explainer in this article from @TexasStandard! "Gulf waters have heated to about the same temperatures as last year... it compounds that trapped heat, saturating the air and creating the conditions under the dome." #heatdome

Being able to gather data on water quality - especially during times of drought - is crucial for planning and for better understanding iconic springs like Jacob's Well. Kudos to Hays County for continuing this research! #txwater #jacobswell #wimberley

Who wants to join us for a #workshop out in the field on a dry creek bed in August? ☀️

JUST KIDDING! Thanks to all who joined us this spring for #HCALand program workshops and tours in San Antonio, Lakehills, Johnson City, and Boerne. We'll see you in the fall for more! 🥵

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