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Hill Country Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Fredericksburg, Texas (Aug. 7, 2018) - One thing that unites us as a nation is land; Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1999, Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT) has been conserving land through conservation easements for the people of Central Texas. Now HCLT announced it has renewed its land trust accreditation proving once again that it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public's trust in its conservation work - along with over 400 other a...   read full post »

posted on 8/7/2018


HCLT Names New Board President

Fredericksburg, TX February 20, 2018: The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT), a non-profit land conservation group headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas, formally named Romey Swanson as the president of the Board of Directors. Mr. Swanson has been with the organization since joining the board in 2015, ...   read full post »

posted on 3/12/2018


Hill Country Land Trust Seeks Accreditation Renewal: Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT) is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural pl...   read full post »

posted on 8/15/2017


Controlling Deer Numbers to Improve Habitat and Teach Conservation

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. T...   read full post »

posted on 7/16/2017


Conservation Easements and Protecting Natural Habitat

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 roaming herds of bison, recurring drought,...   read full post »

posted on 7/14/2017


Historic Sites: A Non-Renewable Resource Worth Protecting

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 today are the same resources that were c...   read full post »

posted on 7/11/2017


HCLT Announces New Executive Director

Fredericksburg, TX, August 28, 2017 - The Board of Directors of Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cody Roberts as Executive Director. read full post »

posted on 7/1/2017


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

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