Photo: Steve Maslowski

Habitat Conservation Plans 

Native landscapes are the best way to protect wildlife habitat on your land – even if it’s just your backyard. On a regional level, Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) are effective tools for helping landowners comply with the Endangered Species Act. HCPs balance development and conservation needs and help protect water supply and the natural character of the Hill Country. These efforts are especially important where commercial and residential developments are depleting natural areas that birds, butterflies and wildlife depend on.

Habitat conservation planning is happening throughout the Hill Country. To learn more about efforts in your county, click on the links below or contact HCA. Ranchers, landowners and citizens can participate in habitat planning processes.

Learn more about habitat conservation planning in the following counties:

Comal County

Hays County

Travis County

Williamson County

Southern Edwards Plateau: Bexar, Comal, Blanco, Kerr, Kendall, Bandera and Medina

Recent Habitat Conservation News

Creatures of the deep karst

Groundwater—the water that is stored beneath the Earth’s surface in soil and rock—makes up more than 95 percent of the Earth’s liquid fresh water. The subsurface aquatic realm is also…