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


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


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

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.


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


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

Latest News

380 acres of scenic open space protected forever

Texas Land Conservancy has completed the permanent protection of 380 acres in San Antonio, known as the Espada Tract. This new conservation easement protects the scenic open space views along 2.2 miles of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System. This includes 1.6...

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Hill Country natives are smarter than you think

“Texas is a land of perennial drought, broken by the occasional devastating flood.” —Unnamed Texas Meteorologist, 1927 The first part of this 1927 quote from an unnamed Texas meteorologist certainly describes 2022 so far. The first half of this year was the fifth...

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Is Texas preparing for the right drought?

Texas’ strategy of planning for a repeat of the 1950s drought is no longer enough. While historic evidence identifies droughts that were longer and more severe than the Drought of Record, contemporary data points to a likely future of increasing drought severity....

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