Hill Country Conservancy Blog

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Stories of Rocks and Rivers

Stories of Rocks and Rivers Indigenous relationships to the lands, waters, and wildlife of Central Texas It was the summer…

Aaron Pyle

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Get to know CEO Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller Hill Country Conservancy’s new Chief Executive Officer After first serving as the Texas Freedom Network’s deputy director from…

Hill Country Conservancy

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Kordzik-Sheppard Ranch

Kordzik-Sheppard RanchKordzik-Sheppard Ranch is 732 acres of quintessential Hill Country land located within a few short miles of Fredericksburg in…

Hill Country Conservancy

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Honoring Ceny’s son

African American “race horse man” Daniel Alexander and his historic family farm win recognition, protection, preservation, and conservation  5th-generation descendant Marcellus…

Rosalind Alexander-Kasparik

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Resonance

Resonance The Guadalupe speaks; I had to learn to listen.  She trickles,  ripples,  babbles,  cascades. She murmurs  and burbles,  splashes,…

Rachael Lindsey

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What can herping tell us about the nature of Texas?

What can herping tell us about the nature of Texas? I have a hobby that I reckon comes off as…

Romey Swanson

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Keeping the Stars at Night Big and Bright

The artist Vincent van Gogh once said, “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of…

Fleetwood Jacobs

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Spicewood Ranch

No excerpt…

Hill Country Conservancy

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Why I Wrote a Book About Mountain Cedars

By: Elizabeth McGreevy I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me why I decide to write a…

Elizabeth McGreevy

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Earth Day 2021

Protecting the Texas Hill Country Rainwater Refinery By Rachael Lindsey I like to think I was born a wildlife biologist.…

Rachael Lindsey

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Podcast feat. Frank Davis

Don’t miss this informative podcast featuring Hill Country Conservancy’s Frank Davis and learn what you need to know about clean…

Hill Country Conservancy

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Inspired by Nature

By Nicole Cirino Austin Market Coordinator REI Outdoor Programs & ExperiencesREI leading stretching exercises before the 2019 NTD on the…

Nicole Cirino

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The Texas Hill Country Was Home to Freedmen

When the Civil War ended in 1865, formerly enslaved people suddenly found themselves freed. As part of the Confederacy, Texas…

Michelle Mears

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

For this very special edition of Hill Country Conservancy’s guest blogger series, founding CEO, George Cofer reflects on the last…

Hill Country Conservancy

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Four Winns Ranch

J ames Buchanan “Buck” Winn, Jr. was one of Texas’ most well-known regionalist artists of the mid 1900s. Also an…

Hill Country Conservancy

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Safe Mobility for All

By Hill Abel, Owner, Bicycle Sport Shop As anyone who’s had the opportunity to travel the state knows, there’s a…

Hill Abell

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Lucy’s Story

Lucy was recently diagnosed with many serious health issues. Her doctor said that regular physical exercise and a healthy diet would be critical…

Hill Country Conservancy

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A Summer of Adventure

A summer of Adventure – Hill Country Style by Cary and Will Dupuy At the end of May, the Dupuy…

Cary and Will Dupuy

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God Bless Texas

By George Cofer Chief Executive Officer Hill Country ConservancyGeorge at Mustang Island I am very fortunate to have been born…

George Cofer

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A Time to Breathe

By Frank Davis Like those of many others, my life and my family’s lives have been dramatically altered by the…

Frank Davis

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The Strength of Texans

The Strength of Texans By Will Roman Founder & Chief Texan Chisos Boots The variety of landscapes contained within the…

Cary and Will Dupuy

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Welcome to wildfire season! Currently, only 22% of Texas is under drought conditions—a relatively low amount compared to previous years.…

Fleetwood Jacobs

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Poetry In Motion

Carolyn and Otis When I first rode horses on a trip to Bandera’s Dixie Dude Ranch in fourth grade, I…

Carolyn Stephens

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Why are Trails so Important?

Why Are Trails Important? As a member of the Hill Country Conservancy family, you, like many of us, may occasionally…

Butch Smith