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Wildland Notes From The Field

September 07, 2016 - 11:53:19

--Amanda Ross, Wildlands Conservation Education and Outreah Coordinator January 2011-September 2016

People often ask me, “How did you get your job?” My response, “I was lucky.” As I...

Tagged: Austin Wildlands

July 22, 2016 - 14:33:09



July 19, 2016 - 06:26:55

“Don’t tell anyone about this cool trail” is a common comment from folks biking, running or simply enjoying the Slaughter Creek Trail. It is understandable to want to keep a good thing a secret so...

Tagged: prescribed fire, trails, water quality protection lands, biking, nature trails, land management

April 29, 2016 - 19:40:37

Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan-

Celebrating 20 Years Preserving Austin’s Natural Legacy for Endangered Species and Future...


March 11, 2016 - 12:00:35

-Kevin Thuesen, Water Quality Protection Lands Program Manager

Karst Aquifers are pretty simple things, but as simple as they are, they are very difficult to regulate and some are difficult...

Tagged: karst aquifer water quality protection lands

About this blog

The City of Austin conserves over 40,000 acres in Travis and Hays County through Austin Water Utility’s Wildland Conservation Division. Wildland staff share their experiences working to manage, conserve, and protect these uniquely Austin properties. If you’d like to take a tour or a hike of a Wildland property, signup to help volunteer or attend a guided hike.