PECAN SPRINGS KARST PRESERVE
Williamson County is home to two of the four fastest-growing cities in the nation. Pecan Springs Karst Preserve lies directly in the path of a new wave of growth that is expected to bring at least 24,000 homes to adjacent properties over the next decade. The donors of this majestic Preserve first approached Hill Country Conservancy about a conservation easement on a smaller portion of the Preserve, over the most critical natural resources. During this process, they determined HCC to be the best possible caretaker for this land, and donated the property to the organization.
Current work on the Preserve includes relocating cattle to replenish vegetation, monitoring endangered species, planning restoration efforts for Salado Salamanders, surveying species present on the property, and clearing debris from caves and sinkholes so surface water can permeate down to the aquifer more efficiently. Long-term, we are working to maximize ecological function at Pecan Springs Karst Preserve, increasing biodiversity and the land's natural ability to absorb rainfall to recharge the Edwards Aquifer.
VISITING THE PRESERVE
At this time, access to the Preserve is only permitted during scheduled events.
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