Hays County Celebrates Earth Day with Upcoming Land Purchase of Sentinel Peak Preserve

Hays County Celebrates Earth Day with Upcoming Land Purchase of Sentinel Peak Preserve

Hays County expects to close on its purchase of the Sentinel Peak Preserve by April 29, 2022, mere days after celebrating Earth Day (April 22). This is the first project funded under the 2020 Hays County Parks and Open Space Bond. Read more from Hays...
Open Space is the key to keep the Hill Country thriving

Open Space is the key to keep the Hill Country thriving

Editorial by Frank Davis, Hill Country Conservancy Anyone who is familiar with the natural areas of the Texas Hill Country will attest to their beauty and wondrous nature. Crystal clear spring-fed streams, steep canyons and bluffs, majestic forests, and...
72 acres of Blanco river open space protected forever.

72 acres of Blanco river open space protected forever.

We are excited to announce the completion of a 72-acre donated conservation easement of native habitat and open space along the Blanco River in rapidly growing Hays County. The conservation easement on Cathedral Oaks Preserve protects native habitats, water quality,...
THE ALEXANDER FARM and Hill Country Conservancy collaborate to preserve historic Black- owned farm in Travis County

THE ALEXANDER FARM and Hill Country Conservancy collaborate to preserve historic Black- owned farm in Travis County

The descendants of one of the founding African American families of Austin are celebrating their collaboration with Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) as together they’ve worked to further preserve the Alexander’s ancestral farm and homestead. Through a combination...
Cave climbers work to clean out caves with generations worth of trash.

Cave climbers work to clean out caves with generations worth of trash.

These days, it’s just common sense that pollutants and trash are bad for the Edwards Aquifer, which is San Antonio’s main source of water. But a hundred years ago, landowners thought nothing of using caves or sinkholes on their property as trash dumps....
Hill Country State Park sees additional protection from land development threat

Hill Country State Park sees additional protection from land development threat

New conservation protections are being added in Comal County thanks to the combined efforts of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to safeguard Honey Creek Spring Ranch from...