Land Management Assistance Program

Our Land Management Assistance Program is one of our chapter’s most important contributions to our ten-county region. 

Jim Stanley sharpens LMAP volunteers’ identification skills.

The Land Management Assistance Program (LMAP) is a special program through which we offer free assistance to all property owners in Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba Counties. 

Our chapter provides well-trained Texas Master Naturalist volunteers who visit your property to discuss your goals, plans, and concerns.  We can help you identify trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses.

Our volunteers will help identify potential land use issues and talk about possible solutions, plus good stewardship practices that may apply to your land.

doe and fawn

More than 2 million white-tailed deer live in the Texas Hill Country – more than 5o% of the state’s deer population.

We send a written report along with a list of experts who can provide additional information and assistance.

We initiated the program in 2005 and have since visited 377 properties totaling more than 32,000 acres. 

We encourage you to ask us about our LMAP.  Submit the contact form or call Jim Stanley at 830-257-2094 to discuss your free volunteer consultation.

“My goal is to help small landowners enjoy their property and to also help them be good stewards of their land.”  Jim Stanley


HCLGHill Country Landowner’s Guide, authored by chapter member Jim Stanley, charts a practical course for understanding and handling a variety of problems that both new and established landowners in the Texas Hill Country will confront – from brush control, grazing, and deer overpopulation to erosion, fire, and exotic species management.  

jsbook2 A Beginner’s Handbook for Rural Texas Landowners: How to Live in the Country without Spoiling it discusses most issues facing rural landowners and why it is so important that rural land in Texas be well-managed, native flora and fauna be protected, and good land management.


LMAP ExpertsProfessionals, agencies, and organizations who assist Hill Country landowners.



 Learn more about the Hill Country on Jim Stanley’s site


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A free volunteer consultation service for landowners provided by the Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter. Please contact us to learn how we can help you.
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