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Habitat Conservation Plans

Native landscapes are the best way to protect wildlife habitat on your land – even if it’s just your backyard. On a regional level, Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) are effective tools for helping landowners comply with the Endangered Species Act. HCPs balance development and conservation needs and help protect water supply and the natural character of the Hill Country. These efforts are especially important where commercial and residential developments are depleting natural areas that birds, butterflies and wildlife depend on.

Habitat conservation planning is happening throughout the Hill Country. To learn more about efforts in your county, click on the links below or contact HCA. Ranchers, landowners and citizens can participate in habitat planning processes.

Learn more about habitat conservation planning in the following counties:

  • Comal County
  • Hays County
  • Travis County
  • Williamson County
  • Southern Edwards Plateau: Bexar, Comal, Blanco, Kerr, Kendall, Bandera and Medina

Recent Habitat Conservation Plan News

Welcome to the River Recharge Natural Area

SMGA is happy to announce the addition of a seventh natural area to the San Marcos Greenbelt. Known for years simply as the Buie Tract, these roughly 94 acres have been renamed River Recharge Natural Area (RReNA), due to the many karst features on the property....

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