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, for stewardship projects aimed at enhancing soil cover, water quality, and native biodiversity.
The Hill Country Headwaters Conservation Initiative is accepting pre-applications now through October 30, 2020. To be considered for financial assistance, 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 November 11, 2020. Final selections will be based on a ranking process developed in a collaborative effort between HCHCI partners and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
If you are a landowner interested in implementing stewardship practices to enhance your soil, water, and native wildlife resources, we encourage you to learn more and to begin the application process. Supported practices include riparian habitat enhancement, brush management, grasslands, tree planting, prescribed fire, planned grazing, fencing of sensitive areas, and irrigation efficiency improvements.
The HCHCI is awarding projects using objectives and approaches that are specific to the property being managed. Applications that demonstrate learning from past successes and failures will be prioritized.
Click here for pre-application