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Can the Devil’s Backbone Be Preserved?

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Learn about recent efforts to conserve portions of El Rancho Cima up on the Devil’s Backbone at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Rd. 12, Wimberley.

El Rancho Cima, also known as the Boy Scout Ranch, is located 18 miles west of San Marcos on FM 32. The property includes the 1,200-foot-high Sentinel Peak.

The 2,300-acre ranch was recently sold by the Sam Houston Area Councl of Boy Scouts. The new owner has subdivided the property.

“There has been a great deal of interest in conserving El Rancho Cima,” said Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Lon Shell. “We have been working on ways in which to participate in these efforts and now have the ability to secure a 533-acre portion of the ranch that has frontage on both sides of the Blanco River.

“This gives Hays County a unique opportunity for conservation and partnership opportunities to preserve water quality and endangered species habitat as well as provide public access to a special part of the Texas Hill Country.”

To view drone footage of Devil’ Backbone, click here.

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  1. Terry October 5, 2019

    I hope that it can be preserved and will do what I can to help in this effort.I live in Canyon Lake and all this seemingly uncontrolled “development” of the area is indeed displacing species and harming the environment of the place I have grown to love.


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