State of the Hill Country Report reveals threats to the region.

State of the Hill Country Report reveals threats to the region.

Booming population growth and sprawling development, groundwater depletion, changing climate patterns, extreme droughts and floods, and a unique set of policy challenges threaten the natural resources that define the Hill County region—resources on which millions of...
AgriLife, Hill Country Alliance, and Gillespie County partners host Kolaches and Conservation event

AgriLife, Hill Country Alliance, and Gillespie County partners host Kolaches and Conservation event

(August 20, 2021) — On Tuesday, September 14th, the Gillespie County AgriLife Extension and partners will host the annual “Kolaches and Conservation” event at the Extension Office from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. This informal event encourages landowners who have questions...
New Book: Wanted! Mountain Cedars, Dead and Alive

New Book: Wanted! Mountain Cedars, Dead and Alive

Spicewood Publications is pleased to announce the release of Elizabeth McGreevy’s book: Wanted! Mountain Cedars, Dead and Alive tells the story of Mountain Cedar trees that grow in the Texas Hill Country. Over the last 100 years, these trees have been...
Rain, wind and fire: What La Niña means for Texas’ winter fire season

Rain, wind and fire: What La Niña means for Texas’ winter fire season

Texas’ winter/spring wildfire season is about to begin. Fire experts predict it could be a particularly active season due in large part to the presence of La Niña this year. The weather pattern often brings drier, warmer weather, and strong winds: the perfect recipe...
NRCS announces 2020 sign-up available for partnership led conservation program

NRCS announces 2020 sign-up available for partnership led conservation program

Producers should visit their local USDA service center before the first application pool closes on April 3, 2020, to apply for this opportunity. If funding permits, a second application pool will close May 15, 2020. If already a USDA client, a producer can submit...