The South Llano Watershed Alliance is an organization of landowners and interested stakeholders whose mission is to preserve and enhance the South Llano River and adjoining watersheds by encouraging land and water stewardship through collaboration, education, and community participation

What is a Watershed?  "…that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water source and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community."..John Wesley Powell





Latest Info

Private Property Rights and Water – Tx Water Symposium 

Texas Water Primer – Texas Wildlife Association 

Navigable Streams in the N Llano Watershed

Mussels : Canaries in the Water – TPWD Magazine

Court Ruling presents new challenges to Groundwater Districts 


Drought Returns?…more

Woody Plant Die-off: 2011 v 1950s

Timber of the Edwards Plateau – 1904

The Drought Beneath our Feet

Flows at 700 Springs


Guadalupe Bass Initiative

Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative 

Video - How Heart of the Hills Hatchery restores the Bass

Landowner Incentive Program opportunities for Llano and James River 

Dr. Gary Garrett's Presentation on Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative on Upper Llano- from SW Stream Restoration Conference in May 

Best Management Practices Website



South Llano Paddling Trail - info

Companion Hiking Trail at Tech

…more info on Bass and Paddling Trail


Land Stewardship

NRCS Riparian Buffer Program

Steve Nelle's Riparian Notes  (index of Riparian Notes)


Water Stewardship

Check Llano River water quality 

Are there Fracking Injection Wells in the Llano Watershed? 



Can’t find it ? Use the Archive Search on the right


  • SLWA Board Meeting, May 13, 5:30, City of Junction Meeting Room
  • South Llano River Clean Up, May 17 – details soon

























SLWA Accomplishments

Past SLWA Events

Alliance Garners Lone Star Land Steward Award - watch video

The History of 700 Springs - Frederica Wyatt 



Headwaters of the Llano River

James River – The Unknown River

Land of the Living Waters



What is Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan?

Frequently Asked Questions about the Watershed Protection Plan

Stakeholder Questions about the Watershed Protection Plan

Watershed Protection Plan Newsletter 3 -Latest






Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan Meeting Summary, August 1st, TTU-Junction 5:30-7:30, agenda

Texas Well Owner Network, June 1st, TTU-Junction - details

Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan meeting, Feb 21th, TTU-Junction  5:30 – 7:30, agenda

Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan-3rd meeting, Dec 11, TTU-Junction -agenda

Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan-2nd meeting, Oct 9, TTU-Junction, 6:30 - agenda

Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan Stakeholders Meeting, August 14, Texas Tech Junction, 6-8:30pm, agenda



for Meeting Summaries and more info on the WPP