Greenprint Projects

Texas Hill Country Greenprint


A meadow framed by extensive groves of trees in summer.
Texas Hill country In 1981, TNC acquired 1,825.23 acres and conveyed the property to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1985 to establish the pictured Honey Creek State Natural Area. © Dave Sims Media

The Texas Hill Country is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the nation.  The lifeblood of the region is the Edwards Aquifer, which provides drinking water for millions of people and feeds magnificient crystal-clear springs in the area surrounding Austin and San Antonio. 

This Plan represents the voices of thousands of Texans to re-imagine how the Hill Country grows and how best value its natural infrastructure.  It defines the most critical natural infrastructure systems in the Hill Country and lays out a vision for greater investment to support those systems as the region grows.