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Cover of the State of the Hill Country Report (2022)

State of the Hill Country Report

This report from the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network defines and calculates eight metrics for tracking trends related to changes in the natural resources of the Texas Hill Country.

A waterfall flows under a bright sunset on the cover of the report "Making the Case for Source Water Protection: Pedernales River Basin Evaluation" - Texas Hill Country Conservation Network and Doucet and Associates

Making the Case for Source Water Protection: Pedernales River Basin Evaluation

This case study presents multiple land conservation and source water protection programs, their successes and funding sources. Ultimately, the study suggests priority protection areas and a road map for implementing a successful source water protection program in the Pedernales River Basin.

Cover of the guidebook "One Water in the Texas Hill Country: Connecting Communities with Projects and Professionals"

One Water in the Texas Hill Country: A Guidebook for Connecting Communities with Projects and Professionals

A joint project of Hill Country Alliance and the National Wildlife Federation, this guidebook is intended to connect Hill Country communities facing growth and increased demands for water with water professionals experienced with One Water strategies, planning, implementation, design and construction. This guidebook features 14 projects and professionals across the Hill Country, compiled through interviews with engineers, architects, planners and landscape designers to gain insight into the realities of One Water projects.

Report cover for the 2016 Network Report - "Hill Country Conservation: Identifying a Narrative and Network for Large-scale Collaborative Conservation"

Hill Country Conservation: A Network and Narrative for Large-Scale Collaborative Conservation

In 2016, The Network released this report describing the joint research and practitioner-based effort to understand the network and narrative that shapes Hill Country conservation opportunities and outcomes. From April 2015-July 2016, we collected and analyzed over 40 hours of interview data and developed an extensive database of information in an attempt to better understand the organizations and agencies that work to make the Hill Country a socially and ecologically thriving landscape.

Hill Country Regional Plan – Full Report Hill Country Reg. Plan – Exec. Summary

Report summarizing the findings and recommendations of the Hill Country Studio convened by The University of Texas School of Architecture (UTSOA) to outline strategies that might be used to protect the region’s extraordinary economic and natural resources.

Hill Country Growth Scenario

In 2010 HCA published the 20-Year Growth Scenario to educate stake holders in Texas and the Hill Country about what this 17-county Central Texas region will look like in 2030 (given the assumption that the population will grow at the projected rate of growth and no new authority is granted for managing the growth).

Educational Videos

Mapping Tools

GIS Mapping and Land Use Studies

HCA Country Alliance partners with Texas State University, GIS class 4427, to study hydrology, geography and land use issues in the Texas Hill Country.