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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

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


HCLT Attends Land Trust Advocacy Day

On March 1st Hill Country Land Trust sent four representatives to Austin for Texas Land Trust Advocacy day. We joined over 45 citizen advocates from more than a dozen Texas land trusts to discuss our conservation work in the Hill Country. As a group, advocates held over 80 meetings with our state S...   read full post »

posted on 3/23/2017


Hill Country Land Trust Releases Fifth Video: Hill Country Woodlands

Hill Country Woodlands explores the myths and complexities of Hill Country native landscapes, focusing on the challenges and techniques for restoring our diverse woodlands. Join Steve Nelle as he examines both declining and healthy woodland areas to show landowners specific action they can take to ...   read full post »

posted on 3/21/2017


HCLT Welcomes Three New Board Members

Hill Country Land Trust took time to reflect on lessons learned in 2016, and to plan for success in 2017, during our annual retreat surrounded by the scenic landscape of Mason Mountain WMA. Between strategic planning and budget sessions, we also celebrated the addition of three new board members: T...   read full post »

posted on 3/9/2017


Introducing our Board President, Scott Gardner

At our annual retreat this year, Mike Krueger stepped down as board president after a two year term, during which time he has steadily led HCLT to maintain our priorities on conservation as we increased our outreach services and adjusted our staffing structure. Mike will continue to serve on the HCL...   read full post »

posted on 3/9/2017


Meet our Director, Kate Peake

If you have stopped by or called our Fredericksburg office in the past year you probably have met Kate.
Kate came on board at the end of 2015 to help run our office. After taking maternity leave, she returned in the summer of 2016.
Kate's career has focused on education, and before movin...   read full post »

posted on 3/9/2017


Hill Country Land Trust Leads NPSOT Meeting

Visit Hill Country Land Trust board members, Bill Lindemann and Pam Mabry Bergman, at the Fredericksburg Native Plant Society chapter's meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24th in Memorial Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will begin at 6:30 followed by an hour-long program at 7:00. Mr. Lindema...   read full post »

posted on 1/24/2017


Hill Country Land Trust Pays Tribute to Terese Hershey - 1923-2017

Terry Hershey, a remarkable lady who made a difference in everything in which she was involved during her long and productive life, passed away on her 94th birthday. Above all, she loved nature and all of the creatures found there. This love propelled her to do what she could to conserve our natural...   read full post »

posted on 1/23/2017

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