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Dahlstrom Ranch Conservation Easement


On August 7, 2008, the Austin City Council approved $1 million toward the purchase of a conservation easement on the Dahlstrom Ranch, located in Hays County in the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. The ranch includes several recharge features that are estimated to provide a substantial amount of recharge to Onion Creek. Experts consider the ranch to be the most important aquifer recharge property in the region.On this Austin News Real program, Julie Jenkins, cave expert from the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, David Braun, who represents the Dahlstrom family, and George Cofer of the Hill Country Conservancy discuss the conservation easement and help narrate footage of the Dahlstrom Ranch shot by Austin News Real’s Pam Thompson. This Austin News Real program aired on August 7, 2008 on channelAustin 10. channelAustin is Austin’s public access television station / community media center (www.channelaustin.org).