HCA Welcomes New Staff to Expand Landowner Outreach Program

  • April 25, 2017
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The Hill Country Alliance (HCA) recently named Daniel Oppenheimer as its new Landowner Outreach and Development Manager to lead the organization’s efforts to connect with landowners in the Hill Country.

Founded in 2005, the Hill Country Alliance is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country.

“We are excited and fortunate to have Daniel join the Hill Country Alliance team,” Executive Director Katherine Romans said. “He has an incredible background in riparian restoration that will make him an invaluable resource to our landowner partners.”

In this position, Oppenheimer will focus on connecting and engaging with landowners in the Pedernales watershed and other Hill Country river basins to support conservation strategies and best management practices for riparian restoration. He will also help strengthen HCA through fundraising and development initiatives.

“What inspires me about HCA is how they value involving the community, landowners and people from different walks of life to get engaged and work together to preserve, conserve and restore the Hill Country,” Oppenheimer said.

Originally from South Texas, Oppenheimer spent the past five years working as the Restoration Coordinator for Tamarisk Coalition in Grand Junction, Colorado. Within this role, he collaborated with both public and private partners to restore habitat along more than 200 miles of the Dolores River as part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership.

Prior to his position at Tamarisk Coalition, Oppenheimer worked for the Nueces River Authority as the Resource Protection and Education Associate, implementing riparian restoration projects on the Sabinal and Nueces Rivers. “I’m really excited to be able to bring my experience and passion back home to Texas,” Oppenheimer said. “Rivers have such a special way of connecting people with different interests and different values.”

About the Hill Country Alliance

Founded in 2005, the Hill Country Alliance is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country. The Alliance represents more than 8,000 supporters across the region. To learn more about Hill Country Alliance initiatives, please visit the HCA website: www.hillcountryalliance.org.