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Next Monthly Meeting is Monday, 23 September

Craig Hensley presents an Introduction to Texas Nature Trackers including a spot about i-Naturalist.

Craig is one of our favorite speakers. His engaging presentation and love of the subject will fascinate you.  Please come out to hear him and bring your family and friends.

Texas Nature Trackers: Connecting Citizen Scientists and Researchers for Conservation

Join Texas Nature Trackers Biologist Craig Hensley for an introduction to Texas Nature Trackers (TNT). Discover how TNT works with citizen scientists, including Texas Master Naturalists, across the state to help document the distribution of Texas flora and fauna. Using these efforts biologists, researchers, and others can gain a better understanding of the conservation needs of everything from Texas horned lizards to milkweeds. Learn how you can become involved through iNaturalist.

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Reporting volunteer hours:

If it’s not on the VMS list or on the projects list… 
If a volunteer activity is not specifically listed by name it is most likely not an approved project. Please do not arbitrarily enter hours for an unapproved project under any code.  This causes us to be flagged during state audits and creates many steps of extra work for your VMS team. Contact us before volunteering to determine if an unlisted project qualifies for reportable hours. Questions? Email the VMS projects manager or VMS Data Manager




chapter sloganTexas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter is one of 48 regional Texas Master Naturalist volunteer corps. Our chapter serves Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties. Members receive science-based training in natural resource management specific to the Texas Hill Country and share their knowledge to promote conservation and good stewardship in their communities. Our chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization.




Now in our seventeenth year of commitment to education, outreach, and service, we have trained 558 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers who contributed more than 357,000 service hours to their communities. A contribution to our beautiful Hill Country and the state of Texas valued at $8.2 million.




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Want to join a group of friendly folks who love nature and the Texas Hill Country? Explore our site for details, then email questions to our Membership Director. We look forward to hearing from you!




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