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New Year Message from Craig Smith

A message from SBCA Board Vice President, Craig Smith– I hope that you are having a happy New Year.  At […]

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SBCA is Hiring! Part-Time/Temporary Environmental Education Writer

We are looking for a professional or graduate student with experience writing guidebooks or similar educational materials and knowledge of […]

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SBCA is Seeking a Graphic Designer

We are searching for a graphic designer to help us create our new Explorer’s Guide to the Hill Country Oasis. […]

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Roy Bedichek

Texan, Writer, and Naturalist

…I will fight for Barton Creek, Boggy Creek, cedar-covered limestone hills, blazing star, and bluebonnets, golden cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos, and so on through the catalogue of the natural environment of Austin, Texas. It is through this natural environment that I love America.