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Working with landowners to create conservation easements that help to preserve the Texas Hill Country.

Hill Country Land Trust is a non-profit organization involved in the protection and stewardship of land through the holding of conservation easements in partnership with private landowners. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement that ensures a property will forever be managed according to the landowners wishes, and you can read more about conservation easements here.

Hill Country Land Trust's priority conservation work includes the Pedernales River basin, the Balcones Canyonlands area, and the view shed of Enchanted Rock. We also works in the following Texas counties: Menard, Kimble, Mason, Llano, Burnet, Blanco, Hays, Comal, Kendall, Gillespie, Bandera, Real, Kerr, Edwards, Schleicher, Sutton, Lampasas, San Saba, and McCulloch counties.

We started with a 133 acre conservation easement in Gillespie County in 2001. Today Hill Country Land Trust holds 19 properties in trust that total 5,933 acres of farms, ranches, wildlife habitat, watersheds and riparian habitats. The Hill Country Land Trust also offers technical guidance on land management, stewardship, and related land use issues.

More information about our work can be found on one of the following pages: