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

Oak trees sprawl out, casting shade over a yellow field of tall grass.


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

Sunset fades over red trees and the flowing water of a rocky creek


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.

A little boy in cowboy boots and a button down shirt swings a rope in the middle of a rodeo arena.


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

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

Latest News

Our water matters: Coping with drought in Central Texas

The Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts held its largest-ever annual Groundwater Summit in San Antonio last week with over 400 attendees. The summit kicked off with a lively panel moderated by John Dupnik of the Texas Water Development Board on “Managing...

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Concern growing about region’s future water needs

The Edwards Aquifer Authority is currently under a Stage 4 critical period management permit reduction for permit holders in Uvalde County. Edwards groundwater permit holders within Uvalde County are required to reduce their annual authorized pumping by 35%. The...

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Thorough look at upcoming constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot this fall. We are especially excited by the opportunities that Prop. 6 for #txwater and Prop. 14 for #txstateparks!

“We never enjoy having to take these steps but at the end of the day we here at WCID No.17 are responsible for ensuring a sustainable water supply for all of our customers and we must enforce our conservation restrictions,”

#DYK we're just 18 days away from an annular eclipse?! Join us TODAY at 12 for a #webinar on #tourism during an eclipse ft @TravelTexas Tourism Research Specialist, Spencer Zamora! Register for the free Eclipse Lunch & Learn series at

This Friday, 9/29 check out Living Wonders of the Hill Country - part of UT's Hot Science - Cool Talks series. This is a great FREE opportunity to come out and learn more about the wildlife wonders of the #HillCountry! #ATX

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