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

Rivard Report: Truck Stop Threatens Llano River

SLWA Letter of Concern re Proposed Junction Truck Stop 

REPORT : Focused groundwater flow in a carbonate aquifer in a semi-arid environment (Devils River) – SWRI

GBRI REPORT : Evaluating habitat associations of fish assemblage on the South Llano – Texas Tech

GBRI REPORT : Growth and habitat use of Guadalupe Bass on South Llano – Texas Tech 

Drought …more

How do 2014 Flow of Llano Compare to other Drought Years?

Woody Plant Die-off: 2011 v 1950s

Guadalupe Bass Initiative

Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative 

Landowner Incentive Program opportunities for Llano and James River 

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? 



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  • Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan Stakeholder Meeting, Feb 5, Texas Tech – Junction. details soon.
  • SLWA Board Planning Meeting, Jan 17, Hacienda at Native American Seed – Junction
  • Texas Water Symposium, Balancing Urban & Rural Water Needs, Nov 20, Kerrville, 7pm. Listen to Audio








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




For Meeting Summaries and more info on the WPP