100-mile nature trail connecting Austin to San Antonio springs into next phase

100-mile nature trail connecting Austin to San Antonio springs into next phase

The Great Springs Project has released its Trails Plan, another step along the path to a proposed 100-plus-mile network of trails from the Alamo to the Capitol.The project, launched in 2018, aims to create a corridor of protected lands over the Edwards Aquifer...
‘State of the Hill Country’ looks at effects of population boom

‘State of the Hill Country’ looks at effects of population boom

Population in the Texas Hill Country is expected to double within the next 30-35 years with most of the newcomers settling into unincorporated areas, according to to a recent report by the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network. The report looks at eight key metrics...
Hill Country Alliance 16th annual photo contest: Snapshot of the Hill Country

Hill Country Alliance 16th annual photo contest: Snapshot of the Hill Country

Snapshot of the Hill Country – Our region is changing. Share your view! The Texas Hill Country is changing. The scenic beauty and abundant natural resources that have brought folks to Central Texas for thousands of years are at risk of being loved to death. As a...
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,...
Roy Creek Canyon has been untouched for 80 years. Its owners want it to stay that way.

Roy Creek Canyon has been untouched for 80 years. Its owners want it to stay that way.

When Lew Adams’ father bought half of Roy Creek Canyon in the early 1940s, he entered into a handshake agreement with the friend who had purchased the other half. Both men promised to preserve the land and change as little as possible. “There’s been no cattle,...