Texas is known around the world for its iconic ranches and wide open spaces, yet it is losing its rural lands faster than any other state. The counties around Austin are some of the fastest growing in the nation, and working farms and ranches are being swallowed up by urban sprawl and development at an alarming rate.
Wilbarger Creek Conservation Alliance (WCCA) works with farmers, ranchers, and landowners to come up with creative solutions and capital to keep them on
the land they love.
Anne Brockenbrough, Co-Founder
© Wilbarger Creek Conservation Alliance.
Wilbarger Creek Conservation Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of working farms and ranches, open space, scenic views, water, and wildlife habitat in the Wilbarger Creek Watershed.
Conserving working farms and ranches in this rapidly developing watershed is one of the best ways to protect the native plants, grasses, and wildlife as well as the natural springs, creeks and tributaries that ultimately flow into the Colorado River.
Jon Beall, Co-Founder
The Wilbarger Creek Watershed encompasses 116,146 acres with three of the fastest growing communities in Central Texas:
Elgin, Manor and Pflugerville.
It is a unique ecotone where the upland Post Oak Savannah, with its sweeping grasslands, dramatic trees, and stunning vistas, meets the Blackland Prairie, prized for centuries by farmers and ranchers for its prime farmland soil. The Blackland Prairie is the most endangered ecosystem in America.
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