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Controlling Deer Numbers to Improve Habitat and Teach Conservation

by Linda Campbell, HCLT Board Vice President It is no secret that much of Texas has too many deer and that excess competition for food negatively affects the health of both the deer population and habitat. Managers strive year after year to remove enough animals, especially females, to keep the population balanced to the natural food supply. The problem of too many deer can be a serious challenge in the Hill Country, where over-browsing can permanently reduce the number and variety of native woo...   read full post »

posted on 7/16/2017

   

Conservation Easements and Protecting Natural Habitat

by Bill Lindemann, HCLT Board Member Two hundred years ago what is now known as the Texas Hill Country was an ecological wonderland covered by seemingly endless grass-covered prairies located between lush forests to the east and a mountainous desert to the west. These grasslands, maintained by roam...   read full post »

posted on 7/14/2017

   

Historic Sites: A Non-Renewable Resource Worth Protecting

by Tiffany Osburn, HCLT Board Member Historic sites, whether 3000 years old or the remains of a more recent historic ranching settlement, are the places on our landscape that tell the story about the people who depended on and loved Texas before us. The natural resources that draw us to the land t...   read full post »

posted on 7/11/2017

   

HCLT Releases 6th Stewardship Video: Managing Healthy Waterways

This spring Hill Country Land Trust hosted a Field Day on healthy Riparian Zones. Our host, Steve Nelle, walked participants along a natural riparian zone (the area of land along a waterway), showing us how to read the health of this particularly important part of our Texas waterways. HCLT has now...   read full post »

posted on 6/30/2017

   

Congratulations to the Edwards Plateau 2017 Lone Star Land Steward Winner: Pam and Kim Bergman

See this video by Texas Parks and Wildlife about the efforts Pam and Kim Bergman have taken to restore their land on Three Mile Creek Ranch. Hill Country Land Trust is so appreciative of the opportunity to partner with such reflective and responsible land stewards. Help us in congratulating them f...   view video »

posted on 5/22/2017

   

Spring Outreach Events

The Hill Country Land Trust has been busy hosting outreach events this spring, connecting people to the lands we love.

In April, we hosted a Stream Side Workshop with former HCLT board member Steve Nelle. In addition to talking about what makes for a healthy creek in the Hill Country, Ste...   read full post »

posted on 5/16/2017

   

City of Fredericksburg Applies for Recognition as a Dark Sky Community

At the May 15th City Council meeting the Fredericksbburg City Council unanimously approved a resolution to apply for Recognition as a Dark Sky Community through the International Dark-Sky Association's award winning program, International Dark Sky Places. This program recognizes communities that pro...   read full post »

posted on 5/16/2017

   

Lone Star Land Steward Award Winners: Pam and Kim Bergman of Three Mile Ranch

Hill Country Land Trust is proud to announce HCLT Conservation Easement donors, Pam and Kim Bergman, have won the Edwards Plateau Lone Star Land Steward Award. The Lone Star Land Steward Awards are given each year by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the nonprofit Texas Parks and Wildlife ...   read full post »

posted on 5/1/2017

   

HCLT Seeks Executive Director

HILL COUNTRY LAND TRUST MISSION
The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1999. HCLT is a volunteer-based organization, committed to conserving and protecting the agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and watersheds in a 19...   read full post »

posted on 4/19/2017

   

HCLT Hosts Riparian Field Day

On Saturday, April 22nd, please join Hill Country Land Trust for a special field day in Llano County, to learn how you can more effectively assess and care for your riparian area through a deeper understanding of your land’s particular conditions and qualities. This HCLT workshop will focus on...   read full post »

posted on 4/7/2017

   

Golden-cheeked Warbler is Back

After reading this Blogpost from HCLT Board Member, Romey Swanson, head over to our videos page to see what you can do to help restore our native Hill Country Woodlands. The Golden-cheeked’s scientific name, Setophaga chrysoparia, translates to golden cheek moth eater; moth eater describing th...   read full post »

posted on 3/24/2017

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