A historic family ranch just outside Austin working to protect the natural wonders of the Texas Hill Country.

Our Vision

Nature and Nurture

Future generations will enjoy clean water, clean air, and Hill Country vistas close to Austin, and experience the beauty and healing power of the natural world.

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Abiding Campaign

The Campsite at Shield Ranch

El Ranchito

A Natural Place for Kids

El Ranchito program gives children, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, the experience of a nature-immersion residential summer camp.

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Working Together

These are a few of the great organizations we partner with: