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Amplify HCC!

Amplify Austin day is coming up on March 2 and will run from 6 p.m. until 6 p.m. on March 3. Make your gift now or on the day of Amplify Austin to ensure your gift is amplified by the matching gifts provided by Amplify Austin day sponsors! Construction on the next 7 miles of trail and expanded work in …

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Join us! Mini Golf Tourney & Gala

Join us at the first annual EPIC Mini-Golf Tournament! This will be an opportunity to meet other Austin professionals in pretty much the most fun venue ever. The tournament will be a shotgun start, split up into two time slots. For anyone not on the course, we will have adult beverages (including hot apple cider!), delicious snacks, tunes and activities.

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National Bird Day

Conservation benefits a variety of wildlife but today we celebrate birds. A recent conservation success involves the proposed delisting of Black-capped Vireo as an endangered species. Through partnerships involving private landowners, conservation organizations, agencies, and researchers we are closer to assuring that this charming songbird will be around in its natural setting for future generations. Delisting is the ultimate conservation …

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Celebrating Stewardship

We are all turning the final pages of the chapter that was 2016 and with these final pages we are afforded an opportunity to reflect upon the plot and progress that have proceeded. At Hill Country Conservancy, we celebrate 2016 for several successes including closing on the fourth phase of the Historic Storm Ranch, the successful expansion of our focus …

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Winter Birding and the Mixed-Species Foraging Flock

Sometimes people ask me, “When is a good time of year to watch birds around here?” Based on over twenty years of experience birding in central Texas, I tell them, “Never let the time of year stop you from watching birds.” Birds are our most accessible form of wildlife to observe and enjoy and, especially here in central Texas, every …

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Landowner Spotlight: Lynn Storm

The Texas Hill Country has long been a region plagued by human struggle. Early Native Americans and the European settlers that followed were continually challenged by the harsh, unpredictable conditions in this area, but the majestic beauty of these hills, trees, springs, and streams have always been an irresistible draw to the Hill Country.

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Landowner Spotlight: Cecil Ruby

Tell us a little about your family land. What makes it special to you? Our grandfather purchased this property in 1937. He went to school and grew up in Buda. His grandparents and parents had lived in the area. This was a 5000+ acre property with Onion Creek running through the middle of it. Our father grew up on this …

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HCC announces permanent conservation of the 4th phase of the historic Storm Ranch!

Since 1949, after acquiring their ranch in Hays County parcel by parcel, the Storm family has been committed to good stewardship of Hill Country land. In July 2005, Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) announced the closing of Phase I of an unprecedented land preservation agreement with the Storm Ranch that would preserve this historic land and symbol of Texas’ rural heritage …

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The Brockenbrough Big Sit!

The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event – this year, Hill Country Conservancy and Texas Land Conservancy are teaming up to bring the competition to Central Texas. The event is similar to a Big Day or a bird-a-thon in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. The difference lies in the area limitation from which you may observe.

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HCNX Silent Auction is Live!

Hill Country Nights is less than two weeks away, but you can get in on the action right NOW even if you won’t be attending next Friday! Our silent auction is live and it features some amazing packages from a memorable evening on Lake Travis to a margarita party with our very own George Cofer! Check it out and see what you could win while supporting the preservation of open space in Central Texas.