Seventy five percent of the property will be managed as landscape preservation and restoration with distinct plant and wildlife communities; low-impact park uses are strategically inserted to minimize disturbance of these habitats.
Woodland, brushland, and oak savanna patches interlock to form the three-quarters of the Park that will undergo gradual renewal and be managed for long term healthy habitats. Informed by on-going site analysis by expert consultants, both proven and innovation restoration practices will be applied and tested.
Throughout the seasons, management plans will be created to restore and enhance the biodiversity of each particular wildlife and plant community. These plans will include efforts such as preserving the oaks by removing aggressive brush and developing long term arboriculture program to address oak wilt and other threats; removing invasive exotic species in woodland and scrub areas; controlling aggressive native species that have become dominant due to grazing; reintroducing native understory species diversity to woodlands and scrub to improve habitat health and value; reintroducing native grassland species to increase vegetation and wildlife diversity and bring back a sense of the visual openness and power of the Hill Country. This majority of the Park will require a lower level of maintenance and will be based on the long term management of the native communities.