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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

Texan By Nature announces 2022 conservation wranglers.

Texan By Nature, a conservation non-profit, today announces the selection of the 2022 TxN Conservation Wranglers. Conservation Wrangler is an accelerator program that catalyzes the very best Texan-led conservation projects occurring in the state. Selected projects are...

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