Welcome to the Hill Country Chapter

Priscilla Stanley

Founding member and inspiration.  Your knowledge, helpfulness, attention to detail, and enthusiasm will be missed.

Today I have the sad responsibility of informing you of the passing of one of our long-time members, Priscilla Stanley, wife of Jim Stanley.

Priscilla was in the class of 2002, our charter class. Priscilla took a leadership role in the formation and ongoing mission of the Hill Country Chapter, including president of our chapter. Through the years she was part of the training class committee, and was a presenter regarding fire control around our homes and properties. She also participated with Jim in the Land Management Assistance Program, as well as the annual Riverside Nature Center/Texas Master Naturalist/Native Plant Society plant sales for many years. Priscilla earned one of the first 5000 hour awards in our chapter in 2009 and attained 9864 reported hours during her time as an active member. Her guidance and influence will be missed.

Please keep Jim in your prayers. There will be no service.

To honor her memory, Jim suggests that you make donations to the Riverside Nature Center or your favorite nature organization.

Lisa Flanagan
Hill Country Chapter



Next Monthly Meeting is Monday, 25 March

Book signing and photography exhibit featuring “Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve” presented by David K. Langford  with J. David Bamberger

In 1969, J. David Bamberger bought what he described as “the sorriest piece of land” in the Texas Hill Country for the specific purpose of restoring the degraded landscape. Today, Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve serves as a model for land conservation and environmental education. 

Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve chronicles Bamberger’s dedication to ethical land stewardship and conservation education through stunning photographs of the land, plants, and wildlife he has devoted his time and resources to protect. Photographers Rusty Yates and David K. Langford capture each season at Selah and offer an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day management and operations of the ranch as well as some of the challenges it faces. In the accompanying text, Andrew Sansom shares his own stories from his decades-long friendship with Bamberger.

Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive near downtown Kerrville on fourth Mondays excluding August and December. Join us at 6:15 p.m. to chat with members and guests, chapter business at 6:45, presentation begins at 7.More button orange






Hey Members! Here is a quick guide to help you choose project code extensions when reporting hours on VMS.





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 comprehensive 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 525 Master Naturalist volunteers who contributed more than 320,000 service hours to their communities. A contribution to the state of Texas valued at $7, 400,000.






2017 state meetingWant 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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