Our Vision

Our philosophy is simple.
Once Hill Country land is gone, it’s gone for good. When Hill Country Conservancy preserves it, it’s here forever.

The Hill Country population has doubled since 1980 and is expected to continue growing rapidly in the coming decades. That kind of growth and development has significant impacts on water quality, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, quality of life, and the region’s rural heritage.

Hill Country Conservancy was formed in 1999 to preserve – forever – large strategic tracts of open space that conserve critical water features, preserve outdoor recreation opportunities, and help maintain the Hill Country’s unique quality of life.

HCC is the only professional conservation organization working every day to preserve open space in the Barton Springs Aquifer region. We understand the values of ranchers and landowners, we understand the ins and outs of complex property transactions, and we understand how to get a conservation project across the finish line.

Your support of our conservation work helps ensure that the Hill Country we all love will be here for future generations to cherish and enjoy.