Hill Country Prescribed Burning Association, Inc.

Alternate Contact Information

  • Rob Sandidge    
  • rrs@hctc.net     
  • (830) 562-3428

Modeled after the proven Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association, the Hill Country Prescribed Burning Association encompasses eight counties — Kimble, Gillespie, Blanco, Kendall, Medina, Bandera, Real and Kerr.

Like the Edwards Plateau group, HCPBA is run by participating landowners. The association is a way for landowners to come together to help each other manage their land through the use of prescribed fire. They have already had a couple of training sessions and are in the process of planning some burns.

The dynamics of the hill country are much different than they were 20 years ago, even 10 years ago. Today the hill country is heavily populated with absentee landowners and city dwellers who use their residence as a refuge from the crazed city life. Because of these changing dynamics, this new burning association will face a whole different set of challenges compared to EPPBA.

For example, many hill country residents don't have an appreciation for or an understanding of what it takes to make a living off the land, and many don't understand why anyone would deliberately set a fire to benefit the land.

Absentee landowners can be members of the association, but they themselves must participate in the association and they must be present when a burn is done on their property.

Contact Hill Country Prescribed Burning Association, Inc.

Bill Armstrong
Phone: (830) 660-4641


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bandera County, Texas
  • Blanco County, Texas
  • Gillespie County, Texas
  • Kendall County, Texas
  • Kerr County, Texas
  • Kimble County, Texas
  • Medina County, Texas
  • Real County, Texas

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