The Gillespie County Soil and Water Conservation District is comprised of locally elected board members. They coordinate assistance from all available sources—public and private, local, state and federal—in an effort to develop locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns.
The conservation district helps:
- implement farm and ranch practices to protect soil productivity, water quality and quantity, air quality and wildlife habitat;
- protect groundwater resources;
- assist landowners to plant native grasses which hold soil in place, provide cover for wildlife, and improve water quality and quantity on rangelands;
- reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation efforts.