Land Stewardship and Conservation
The Texas Hill Country region covers over 11 million acres in 17 counties of mostly privately held land. We love this region for its rich culture, spectacular beauty, water features, wildlife and heritage ranch lands.
Projected population growth and land fragmentation are significantly threatening these lands however through conservation and stewardship practices, we can balance growth with a land protection ethic that will sustain our region for generations.
The following resource pages are intended to teach and inspire ways we as individual landowners and also as a united community can care for the land together.
The Hill Country is blessed with a rich natural heritage. For many landowners, land is much more than a financial asset, it’s their legacy and their family history. Unfortunately, passing on the family farm or ranch is becoming more difficult in the face of encroaching development.
The Pedernales River courses 106 miles through the heart of Texas Hill Country. From its headwaters just west of Harper, through Gillespie County, Fredericksburg, Stonewall and Johnson City, and on to Lake Travis and the Colorado River. The Pedernales watershed represents the diverse culture, hydrology and landscape of much of the greater Hill Country region.