Protecting the land is part of LCRA’s mission. Created in 1934 as a Texas conservation and reclamation district, LCRA owns nearly 11,000 acres of parkland in the lower Colorado River basin. LCRA also helps private landowners become better stewards of their land through the LCRA Creekside Conservation Program.
Conservation program breathes new life into
After falling on hard times during the historic drought, a Central Texas ranch that dates back to the 1860s has been rejuvenated, thanks in part to LCRA’s Creekside Conservation Program. The effort to revive the Hoppe-Odiorne Ranch is featured in the
February 2016 issue of The Cattleman magazine.
A soil and water conservation partnership
The Creekside Conservation Program is a partnership among LCRA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and local soil and water conservation districts.
The program provides cost-sharing grants to help eligible landowners plan and implement conservation practices that reduce soil erosion and protect water resources.
The program is available to agricultural producers in the following counties:
Helping protect land along the Texas Colorado River
LCRA created the Colorado River Land Trust to help preserve land and water quality in the Colorado River basin for future generations. The trust acquires and manages conservation easements in the Colorado River watershed. Learn more at
To Learn More
Lands and Conservation staff or call 800–776–5272, Ext. 7220.