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 Welcome to the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife  Refuge 

 The mission of the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is to  support, complete, and enhance the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge  and its diverse ecology and promote its use for recreational, educational, and scientific  purposes.

 Never before has this support been more important as OUR public lands are  threatened.

 We welcome members, non-members and the curious.  Here you will find our Calendar, News about what we've done, how you can help, maps and where to log your very important volunteer hours.

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter or email us at friends@friendsofbalcones.org.


Upcoming events

  • Friday, November 24, 2017 9:00 AM • Doeskin Ranch, 10654 South FM 1174, Bertram TX 78605
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 6:00 AM • The Balcones NWR Circle
  • Saturday, February 03, 2018 6:00 AM • Flying X Ranch, 8339 S. FM 1174, Bertram TX 78605

About Us

BirdLife IBA SignOur mission is to support, complete, and enhance the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and its diverse ecology and promote its use for recreational, educational, and scientific purposes. Founded in 2002, Friends of Balcones is a 501.c.3 tax-exempt corporation. Headquartered in Lago Vista, Texas, the Friends organization has about 200 members and numerous volunteer-led programs and activities. We are governed by a seven-person Board of Directors and work closely with refuge staff to accomplish our mission.

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By joining Friends you-

  • Contribute to land acquisition
  • Promote habitat conservation
  • Support Environmental Education
  • Support recreational opportunities 

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