Conserving land in Austin as the skyline grows

  • September 30, 2017
  • News

One look, one visit, one experience is all it takes to hook people on Austin and the Hill Country.

Hundreds of people move here every day, but there’s a price for all of this progress.

“People move to the Hill Country because it is such a unique and special place,” said Frank Davis. “When you think of the Hill Country you think of nature, trees, swimming holes. Between 1997 and 2007 Texas lost over 1.1 million acres of agricultural lands. These are working lands that multiple generations have worked on and they are forever gone.”

As Director of Land Conservation for the Hill Country Conservancy, Davis has helped preserve nearly 45,000 acres in the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer. It is not an easy task… Read more from KVUE