Mini-BioBlitz at Colemans Canyon


The Jacob’s Well Natural Area and Colemans Canyon Preserve are connected biologically, hydrogeologically, and through conservation efforts. We (with a lot of help from our friends) have come a long way with trail building, trash cleanups, green fielding at Colemans, and now we’re gearing up for a species inventory to inform restoration work. WVWA and … Continue reading Mini-BioBlitz at Colemans Canyon

Behold the Bounty of the Blanco (Texas Highways)


This month’s Texas Highways features the Blanco on the cover!  The author–Joe Nick Patoski–covers a lot of river miles and even makes it to Jacob’s Well, the headwaters of Cypress Creek and an important tributary to the Blanco River. Discussion ranges from land stewardship and conservation efforts to the economy of the river towns, big … Continue reading Behold the Bounty of the Blanco (Texas Highways)

Recycling, Upcycling, and Greenfielding at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve


When WVWA purchased the Coleman’s Canyon property in 2019, there was a lot of work needed to restore the land.  Perhaps the biggest project was greenfielding the derelict buildings–removing structures and impervious cover. Finding opportunity in the challenge, David Baker, WVWA’s Executive Director, searched for a company that could strategically deconstruct the buildings to recycle, … Continue reading Recycling, Upcycling, and Greenfielding at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve

Three Additional Ranches Conserved with Travis County Bonds


Diverse Partners Protect Hamilton Pool Road Corridor (Dripping Springs, TX) – On Monday, July 30th, Travis County and the Puryear family celebrated the closing of a real estate deal on their 423-acre historic ranch. Unlike most real estate deals, however, this one allows them to stay on the land, where their family has lived for … Continue reading Three Additional Ranches Conserved with Travis County Bonds

Bloomberg – Here’s How America Uses Its Land


By Dave Merrill and Lauren Leatherby July 31, 2018 There are many statistical measures that show how productive the U.S. is. Its economy is the largest in the world and grew at a rate of 4.1 percent last quarter, its fastest pace since 2014. The unemployment rate is near the lowest mark in a half century. What can … Continue reading Bloomberg – Here’s How America Uses Its Land