Teamed with Al Perry
*ICF Charter Member Ranch – Texas Hill Country Nature Photography Alliance
Today fourth, fifth and sixth generation family members own and manage 10,000-acre Annandale Ranch, located in Uvalde County, just south of Concan, Texas.
Five miles of the Frio River and many caves that reach into the underground cavern system comprising the Edwards Aquifer make Annandale Ranch particularly vital to the region’s ecological balance. The Frio Bat Cave, surrounded by the ranch, is the second largest bat population in the state and offers a unique ecostystem of its own.
Elevating land stewardship to paramount importance, the family has placed much of Annandale Ranch under a conservation easement, selling development rights on a large portion of the property to The Nature Conservancy, the Edwards Aquifer Authority and the San Antonio Water System. This Purchase of Development Rights agreement allows continued ranching and eco-tourism while preventing subdivision and commercial development. The family’s vision includes educating people about the value of land and wildlife preservation.