"That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics." —Aldo Leopold
Join Hill Country Conservancy in our three-tiered approach to conserving land,water, and access to nature to keep our beautiful Hill Country here forever.
HCC partners with area landowners to protect open space in the Texas Hill Country through land conservation. We currently hold conservation easements covering close to 13,000 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. 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!
Wellspring is a special club of monthly donors who, like you, are committed to preserving our vital natural resources forever. Join Wellspring to become a ground source of funding for conservation in Central Texas.