A first-of-its-kind report on the growth and environmental health of the Texas Hill Country cites the San Antonio Edwards Aquifer Protection Program as a shining example of conservation efforts in Texas, and is urging other Texas cities to follow suit.

Produced by the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network, the first-ever State of the Hill Country report was released in late February, and takes an in-depth look at eight key conservation and growth metrics in the Texas Hill Country: population growth in unincorporated areas, acreage being conserved, acreage being developed, the number of pristine streams, per-capita water consumption, spring flow, night sky visibility, and conservation investment.

Read more from Lindsey Carnett with San Antonio Report here.