The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together a diverse coalition of partners to preserve the open spaces, starry night skies, clean and abundant waters, and unique character of the Texas Hill Country.

Community Resilience

As our region reacts to ongoing challenges, the Hill Country Alliance is working to keep you connected.

Our Work

Oak trees sprawl out, casting shade over a yellow field of tall grass.


The Texas Hill Country region covers over 11 million acres in 17 counties of mostly privately held land.

Sunset fades over red trees and the flowing water of a rocky creek


Thirteen Texas rivers begin in the Hill Country and provide water for millions of downstream neighbors.

The Milky Way illuminates a brilliant blue, starry sky over a Hill Country river.

Night Sky

The Hill Country sits on the edge of night and as development pushes westward, we are losing our view of the night sky.

A little boy in cowboy boots and a button down shirt swings a rope in the middle of a rodeo arena.


90% of Hill Country lands are in unincorporated areas where there is little authority to plan for growth.

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HCA serves as the backbone organization and fiscal sponsor of the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network.

Latest News

Dry Springs in Central Texas Warn of Water Shortage Ahead

Almost every other day, Charlie Flatten gets a call about another local water well gone dry. Last week, he tried to help one woman find a water truck to fill her home cistern. But all the hauling companies had suspended service amid a deepening shortage in Central...

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The invisible laws that led to America’s housing crisis

In the 1910s, US cities began enacting policies that would shape neighborhoods and, unintentionally, lay the roots for the severe housing shortage today: single-family zoning laws. Zoning laws, at their most basic, follow a simple concept. In one part of town, only...

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New Water Program Newsletter is out now! According to the Texas Water Development Board, this past August was the hottest and third driest August for Texas since 2000. While many of us received rain last week, most of the region remains in "Exceptional Drought" and the National Weather Service predicts that drought will persist into December. Water - and the lack of it - remains top of mind for us and many of our partners.Read on for more👇 ... See MoreSee Less
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One Week Left to Bid: Online Auction for 2023 Leadership Summit is LIVE! Read on and explore great Hill Country getaways, items, and experiences for you to bid on. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join HCA & @hminternational for a hands-on grazing workshop in #Comfort on Thursday, October 26! This is a great chance for #txlandowners to learn in the field about Holistic Planned Grazing from a top expert in the state. Tickets are $25 and include lunch

From the spirits to the sunsets, people flock to the Hill Country in droves to take it all in. Being aware of the water situation will help keep the region flowing in the right direction. 💧 🤠

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"As they grapple with explosive growth, a group of Central Texas cities and water utilities have teamed up on an effort to bring more water to the Interstate 35 corridor — at a cost of $350 million so far and counting." #txwater

Lights Out, Texas! We are in critical peak fall bird migration period until Oct. 29. Help protect our feathered friends by turning out all non-essential lights outside and inside from 11pm - 6am every night during this time. Learn more:


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