Land Conservation

HCC currently holds conservation easements on close to 13,000 acres across the Hill Country. By definition, A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.

The public benefits to a conservation easement are immense. Hill Country Conservancy’s area of focus is centered over our area aquifers, protecting our water supply in perpetuity. In addition, an easement permanently protects native wildlife habitat, mitigates flooding and leaves our expansive Hill Country views in tact.

Land conservation projects are multi-year, multi-million dollar projects. Funding the transactional elements of these projects requires significant public funds provided by voter initiatives and government agencies. HCC is responsible for the ongoing operational expenses to identify partners, assess projects, secure public funding, negotiate agreements and steward the property in perpetuity. Over the last decade, HCC has leveraged less than a million dollars invested in staffing resources into conservation easements with an appraised value of more than $91,000,000.

Please make a tax-deductible gift today to help Hill Country Conservancy protect open space and the Edwards Aquifer. You may donate any amount as a one-time donation or, if you prefer, you can contribute a smaller amount each month as a recurring donation which you can cancel anytime.