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HCC is Accredited!

1. HCC is Accredited!

HCC has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, demonstrating our commitment to permanent land conservation. This means that the iconic Hill Country landscape that we work tirelessly to conserve will be here – forever.


Ruby Ranch – A Conservation Success!

2. Ruby Ranch – A Conservation Success!

Our latest conservation easement project is a monumental one! The permanent conservation of the 747-acre Ruby Ranch, a historical property in Hays County, is the final piece of the puzzle that will result in over 10,000 acres of contiguous open space.


Continue to celebrate Earth Day with us!

3. Continue to celebrate Earth Day with us!

A special thank you to the businesses that donated 5% of their sales on Earth Day and everyone who supported us by visiting these businesses! Continue celebrating Mother Earth with us by joining us on a nature hike, grabbing a tearpad coupon at HEB, or becoming a member!


Be the Hill Country!

4. Be the Hill Country!

Open Space is worth a great deal to our thriving community. Read inspiring stories about what conservation is worth to Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Hill Abel and Laura Agnew, Mayor Rose Cardona, Laurie Loew, and other members of our community, or tell your story here!


Make a Donation

5. Make a Donation

Land conservation projects are expensive, and we may not have a huge budget, but we’re efficient and we’re effective. Please consider a tax-deductible gift today to help Hill Country Conservancy protect open space and the Edwards Aquifer!


Violet Crown Trail advertisement

New Trail Signs on Violet Crown Trail

New Trail Signs on Violet Crown Trail

Beginning 3/31, the Texas Conservation Corp will begin installing new mile marker and wayfinding sign posts on the main trail of the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail / Violet Crown Trail system. The sign design, manufacturing and installation is being coordinated by Hill Country Conservancy as part of the implementation of phase I of the Violet Crown Trail Master Plan.

Support Us Through HEB Tear Pads

Support Us Through HEB Tear Pads

Thanks to Earth Share of Texas, Hill Country Conservancy can benefit from your HEB shopping trips! Look for this sign at check-out stands at 70 Central Texas H-E-B and Central Market locations during the month of April! With a small $1, $3 or $5 donation, you can support dozens of environmental and conservation projects.

Give 5% This Earth Day!

Give 5% This Earth Day!

It’s our favorite day of the year and we are once again grateful to have hundreds of businesses around town sharing in the celebrations by donating 5% of their profits to the Give 5% to Mother Earth Day campaign which benefits HCC and 4 other non-profits dedicated to keeping Austin green, clean, and healthy!

EPIC 2015 Calendar Announced!

EPIC 2015 Calendar Announced!

2015 is here and EPIC has rolled out its calendar of events for the year. EPIC members enjoy exclusive access to all events, including free or discounted tickets, and amazing opportunities to meet passionate, interesting people!

In Memorium – Gay Dahlstrom

In Memorium – Gay Dahlstrom

It seems that each year, we lose one of the heroes of Texas land conservation, and 2014 was no exception. In addition to the loss of R.B. Wilson of Flying Horseshoe Ranch, we were saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Mrs. Gay Ruby Dahlstrom.

About Us

About Us Hill Country Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust committed to preserving the natural beauty and open spaces of the Texas Hill Country - forever.
In Memorium – Gay Dahlstrom