Population in the Texas Hill Country is expected to double within the next 30-35 years with most of the newcomers settling into unincorporated areas, according to to a recent report by the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network.

The report looks at eight key metrics identified by the collaborative network, including community (unincorporated population), conserved land, developed land, pristine streams, water consumption, spring flow, night skies, and public investment in land conservation.

Read more from Daniel Clifton at Daily Trib here.