Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, founded as Bexar Land Trust in 1998, focuses our land conservation activities in the Southern Edwards Aquifer region and the San Antonio and Nueces River basins. Our mission is to sustain the natural environment and enhance urban space through land conservation, community engagement, and education. In San Antonio, we foster community gardens and a youth nature photography program.
As a local land trust, our landowner relationships emphasize accurate information about land conservation and available options to achieve long-term goals for ecologically healthy properties, preserving family heritage, potential economic benefits, and evaluating natural resource management practices. Since 2000, we have been part of a team that has negotiated conservation easements in Bexar, Medina, and Uvalde counties through the City of San Antonio’s Edwards Aquifer Protection Program, which has resulted in over 135,000 acres of conserved land over the critical Edwards Aquifer Recharge and Drainage Zones.