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!

On the blog: Now’s the time to sow your seed

Native grasses are the foundation of healthy vegetation. In addition to providing valuable forage and cover for livestock and wildlife, grasses cover the ground surface and enhance infiltration of water into the soil while improving the health of your soil.