Ruggedly beautiful Estrella Ranch is located over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, along the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau between Concan and Utopia in Uvalde county, Texas. Craggy hills drop as much as 500 feet into scenic valleys that remain relatively unaltered by human intrusion.
Preservation and improvement of wildlife and plant habitats are primary goals for Estrella Ranch. Hixon has planted more than 400 native trees and shrubs along the Blanco Creek and its tributaries to improve the riparian buffer zone, protecting the fragile land further erosion, improving water purity and offering protective cover for woldlife.
Biologists and scientists from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, the Audoubon Society and Environmental Defense have documented the plant and wildlife species found on the ranch.