Central Texas Greenprint

Central Texas Greenprint
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Darcy Kiefel

Central Texas has many diverse ecosystems, including cypress lined riparian corridors, tall piney woods, expanses of fertile grasslands, cool spring-fed swimming holes, and oak-topped hills. The landscape is a source of pride and passion for its residents. The area is also attractive to businesses and residents, providing economic, environmental, and educational opportunities for its growing population.

In 2006, The Trust for Public Land produced The Travis County Greenprint for Growth to address strategies and comprehensive conservation efforts in the county. After this pilot project, the counties of Bastrop, Caldwell and Hays participated in a community-driven process to complete a regional greenprint for all of Central Texas, and the report was released in October 2009. The Central Texas Greenprint indentifies:

  • The highest priority areas for conservation that meet ecosystem protection goals
  • Local open space and park needs
  • How to achieve the vision of sustainable growth in Central Texas
  • Action steps to promote county conservation plan

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.