the region’s prosperity is inextricably tied to its natural landscape and quality of life. People – and companies – move here, and want to stay here, because it’s a wonderful, beautiful place to be; the future economic success of Central Texas and the Hill Country is tied to how well we balance our growth and the preservation of precious natural resources.

Violet Crown Trail

In 2006, planning of the Violet Crown Trail began. Its purpose is to create the first regional trail system in Central Texas. After years of strategic land acquisition and planning, the first six-mile segment opened. With continued construction, the VCT is on its way to becoming the longest trail of its kind in Central Texas.


Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) is a program for outdoor enthusiasts who have a love for the Hill Country, a passion for conservation, and enjoy meeting interesting people!

Just Announced: Shakey Graves to headline Hill Country Nights XI

Have you heard? Shakey Graves will headline the Hill Country Nights Concert on Friday, September 15 at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater! Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10AM through the ACL Live box office. VIP Concert Packages – including VIP Suites and Date Night Packages – are also available.