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.

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"This includes, but is not limited to, single-use containers made of metal, aluminum, cardboard, Styrofoam, plastic or glass. The ban was made official at Tuesday's #SanMarcos City Council meeting and will go into effect on May 1." #sanmarcosriver

And...we're still in a drought! "While many of us have enjoyed this winter of wetter, cooler weather, especially when it comes to improving drought conditions, do not expect this summer to be similar."

Don't forget - this time tomorrow, we'll be meeting in Bandera for a water talk with @TWDB and @Bandera! If you haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so here:

#ICYMI "Landowners, who have spoken out against the development in the past, worried the area is too sensitive for any construction. Nearby springs, endangered species and an “untouched” canyon can be found in the surrounding area." #txwater

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