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The Hill Country Land Trust Welcomes Its First Executive Director

The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT), a non-profit land conservation group headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas, announced today that Martha Zeiher has been named its first executive director, effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Zeiher will coordinate the land trust’s activities in its 19-county area of interest by working with landowners to preserve their property through land easements. “Since achieving accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in February of last year, we are committed to adhering to the standards and policies…

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Regional Premier of WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West, January 15

Enjoy the regional premier of the movie WATERSHED, to be followed by a panel discussion featuring international water policy experts. The evening will feature discussion of drought and water policy in Texas and around the world. Sponsored by the Paramount Theatre and the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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Cibolo Nature Center & Farm to present three-part seminar for wildlife tax valuation

BOERNE, Texas—Landowners who have an agricultural tax valuation on their property and are interested in managing their land for wildlife are invited to attend a three-part seminar in January to prepare a management plan and application for a wildlife management tax valuation from the State of Texas, sponsored by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Geared to those owning more than 20 acres, this in-depth seminar emphasizes wildlife management strategies that improve native habitat and increase species diversity. Presenter Rufus…

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Cibolo Nature Center & Farm to present three-part seminar for wildlife tax valuation

BOERNE, Texas—Landowners who have an agricultural tax valuation on their property and are interested in managing their land for wildlife are invited to attend a three-part seminar in January to prepare a management plan and application for a wildlife management tax valuation from the State of Texas, sponsored by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Geared to those owning more than 20 acres, this in-depth seminar emphasizes wildlife management strategies that improve native habitat and increase species diversity. Presenter Rufus…

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2014 Drought News

May 28, 2014 Award-winning rainwater capture system crowning achievement of retiring Bandera High teacher Congratulations to Brad Flink, who’s RWH project was honored by the Texas Water Development Board with its Texas Rain Catcher Award. HCA’s Rainwater Revival grant program provided support to document this project and create a model for other campuses. The stormwater retention and reuse system created by students is capable of holding 84,000 gallons for irrigating the Bulldogs' baseball field. Read morefrom Zeke MacCormak and the SA Express…

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December 2013 News Archive

December 29, 2013 Saving Rural Roads: One-Man Mission Turns to Island-wide Effort Think of our scenic Hill Country roads as you read this story of rural character preservation from Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Gazette. December 23, 2013 HCA welcomes Randall Arendt back to Central Texas January 24th Join Randall along with local planning professionals for a day full of conservation development and low impact development education. Our region is growing and developing at an alarming rate, this workshop will take a…

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2013 County Authority News

October 9, 2013 The Future of San Antonio: Water and Energy Needs Meet Land Use Planning In her recent contribution to the Rivard Report, Amy Hardberger explains, “The success of the city depends on a plan that includes all aspects of planning including water and energy needs within a land use context. A city cannot predict demand of resources before first determining who it will service, which is dependent on land use decisions.” This is true over the entire Hill…

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2013 Low Impact & Sustainable Development

December 19, 2013 Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses. But now, there's a new model springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement: Farms — complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees — are serving as the latest suburban amenity. Read more from NPR. November 13, 2013 National Association of Realtors survey says smart…

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