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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Social Media

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Earlier this month we hosted our 2nd #HCLeadershipInstitute meeting of 2024 in #Bandera! This meeting brought together regional experts and gave participants time to discuss creative ways communities can plan, coordinate, and chart a more sustainable course for growth.

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"Up until two years ago, it was thought these sources would provide Georgetown enough water until around 2043 — perhaps past 2050 with enough conservation. But not anymore." #txwater

Annually, HCA hosts a photo contest to spotlight the unique beauty of our region. This year, our #photocontest will take place in MAY, but in the mean time, we are so excited to share a new #artcontest from our friends at Plantas y Gente #plantarteexhibit
https://plantgente.wixsite.com/plantsandpeople

Looking to show your support for the Hill Country Alliance? Check out our store! 🛒 You can find our new #TexasHillCountry map, limited-edition t-shirts and totes, #solareclipse goodies, guidebooks, & more!
http://bit.ly/ShopHCA
#txhillcountry #txmap #shop #shoplocal #shopsmall

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