The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm has a new name — same great mission.


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Visit our two campuses, the Cibolo Nature Center and Herff Farm, to experience the majestic natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

Cibolo Nature Center


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The Cibolo Center for Conservation is supported by friends like you who want to educate, celebrate, and preserve nature for the enjoyment of future generations. We invite you to join the Cibolo community by making a donation today.

Our Conservation Initiatives

The Cibolo Center for Conservation is deeply committed to a future where our Hill Country lands and waters remain pristine for the wildlife and people who depend on them.

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The Cibolo Center for Conservation mission is to promote the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship.

We transform lives through the love of nature, welcoming visitors into a beautiful natural Hill Country setting for nature education, enriching community experiences, and environmental research in action.

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 We Are All in This Drought Together

The drought we are experiencing is already so severe that some Ashe juniper “Cedar” trees are drying out and starting to turn brown, indicating that deep soil moisture is depleted.  This, along with the recent fires at Camp Bullis and Medina County, suggest that we would be wise to prepare for possible wildfire.  

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 Small-town Boerne works to preserve resources as development gobbles Hill Country land 

The Cibolo Center for Conservation in Boerne is a result of their efforts, and also the center of growing influence to guard against uncontrolled growth that threatens the natural resources sustaining an entire region.

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Living a full life, en masse, as sisters

Identical twin sisters Juanita Herff Chipman and Carolyn Herff Kennon say that, after a century of
sisterhood, they “never fought,” or, “if we did, we don’t remember.”

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Boerne’s twin centurions

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Our Earth Day Birthday

In the Spring of 1988, the Cibolo Nature Center opened in grand style, with our Earth Day celebration shown on national television.

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So you want to raise chickens?

You can learn the fundamentals of having chickens in your backyard in a workshop presented by Brent Evans at the Herff Farm Chicken School Yard on Saturday, April 30th, at 10 AM. You will learn about the benefits of owning chickens, how to build a coop and run, care and feeding for chickens, egg production, and selecting breeds.

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Farmers Market at Herff Farm Extends Season

We are proud to have seen a growing interest in the Farmers Market at Herff Farm over the last few years, especially during the pandemic. When securing food was challenging, our vendors could supply many folks with substantial locally grown items.

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Docents descend onto the Cibolo

The volunteer docent program at the Cibolo Center for Conservation has a long history. The docents have helped the Cibolo education team with many of our projects and programs during the pandemic.

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Winter Wildlife Adaptations

The Cibolo Center for Conservation has an ongoing project on blue herons where community scientists monitor a heron rookery located at the Cibolo Preserve.

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Springing Forward

Children, families, and communities need nature now more than ever. We remain resilient, nimble, and responsive to the ever-growing demand for safe outdoor natural places and new ways to deliver programs.

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Kind Words From Our Visitors
A wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature with the grandchildren!
Kind Words From Our Visitors
Beautiful walks along Cibolo Creek. Lovely way to spend a beautiful afternoon outside.
Kind Words From Our Visitors
Such a peaceful spot and the temperature change down at the creek is such a welcome relief in the summer. We've been coming here for years as a family, and it's a place where peace and tranquility ooze.
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