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

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Land

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

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Water

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.

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Community

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

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Collaboration

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

Latest News

In Texas Hill Country, darkness enlightens and inspires

The city of Blanco sits on the edge of darkness, and it’s trying to stay there. Nestled in the rural Hill Country of Central Texas, the 1,700-person town is growing – but locals are wary of losing the longtime neighbor they all share: the neighbor that lives overhead....

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PEACE: The time to conserve land is now

The Edwards Aquifer, source of Comal Springs, is recognized as one of the most prolific karst aquifer systems in the world. Storm water enters and travels through the system with amazing speed, allowing for rapid recharge of this elegant water source. However, this...

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First Comal County community open house for the parks, open space, and natural areas master plan happens TONIGHT in New Braunfels! Come out to the Comal County Courthouse from 5:45-7:45 and share what you want to see in the plan.Can't make it out? Share feedback through the online survey!www.surveymonkey.com/r/ComalParksPlan ... See MoreSee Less
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In November 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was signed into law resulting in $2.9 billion specifically for Texas' water infrastructure improvements. This video shares 5 things you should to know and explains why your community should take advantage of this opportunity to improve water security! Click here for a PDF from Texas Living Waters: bit.ly/SRFInvest23youtu.be/X33O-ZG10Fk ... See MoreSee Less
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Part 2 of @Defenders #BlackHistoryMonth series is happening on Wednesday at 3PM! Barriers to Bridges: Wildlife BioDIVERSITY webinar features @KrystalMToney, Ph.D. candidate at @UNTsocial and Author of #BlackInNature.

Learn more and register here:
https://support.defenders.org/page/48303/-/1

First #ComalCounty community open house for the parks, #openspace, and natural areas master plan happens TONIGHT in #NewBraunfels. Come out to the Comal County Courthouse from 5:45-7:45 and share what you want to see in the plan! @NewBraunfelsHZ @ComalCCAlliance @HeadwatersComal

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In November 2021, #IIJA was signed into law resulting in $2.9 billion for Texas' water infrastructure improvements. Learn why your community should take advantage of this opportunity to improve water security!
Learn more @txwater: https://bit.ly/SRFInvest23
https://youtu.be/X33O-ZG10Fk

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