Community health and well-being are essential to our future, and it is vitally important to have access to clean water, fresh air, and nature. Hill Country Conservancy is dedicated to preserving our vital natural resources through conservation, community collaboration and engagement to sustain our region now and forever.

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HCC partners with area landowners to protect open space in the Texas Hill Country through land conservation. We currently hold conservation easements on close to 14,000 acres across the Hill Country. Although the easements are on private land, they provide immense public benefit, including protecting our water supply, maintaining native wildlife habitat, mitigating flooding, and leaving our expansive Hill Country views intact.



HCC provides the community with much-needed access to the outdoors via the Violet Crown Trail. The Violet Crown Trail makes its way from Zilker Park to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, winding in and out of the woods and urban areas of Austin and Sunset Valley. Every moment spent on the Violet Crown Trail is a moment of adventure, fresh air, beauty, stress reduction, and so much more.


Hill Country Conservancy promotes a conservation ethic throughout the community through educational programming, volunteer opportunities, landowner workshops, birding and nature hikes, and more!

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Support Hill Country Conservancy and the Violet Crown Trail by becoming a Trailblazer! Members enjoy snazzy swag and access to exclusive events.

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Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) is a group of young professionals dedicated to exploring and preserving the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Activities include camping trips, kayaking, ranch tours, and more.

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