Hill Country Conservancy is now accepting pre-applications for funding of conservation easements through the Hill Country Headwaters Conservation Initiative

The Hill Country Headwaters Conservation Initiative (HCHCI), a program of Hill Country Conservancy, the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network and 18 partner organizations, is now accepting pre-applications from landowners located within specified critical river basins.

The HCHCI has a $2.1 million pledge, awarded by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, for the purchase of conservation easements from willing landowners.

Private landowners throughout the Texas Hill Country are caring daily for our precious natural resources, growing our food, and keeping our land beautiful, often without recognition or compensation for their work,” said Frank Davis, Chief Conservation Officer for Hill Country Conservancy. “These projects will support long-term protection of agricultural viability and healthy native wildlife habitat while ensuring the conservation of natural resources on private lands, which provide drinking water and innumerable other benefits for millions of Central Texans.”

The Hill Country Headwaters Initiative is accepting pre-applications now through February 15, 2020.  To be considered for this financial award, landowners must take this first step in the application process by the specified deadline. Qualified applicants will be notified of their advancement and receive information about next steps by February, 29 2020. The final selection will be based on a ranking process developed in a collaborative effort between HCHI partners and the National Resources Conservation Service.

If you are a landowner wishing to conserve your land in perpetuity, we encourage you to learn more and to begin the application process.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Click here for more information about the application process.