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Welcome to Friends of
BalconesCanyonlands
National Wildlife Refuge

Welcome to the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge website.  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.

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Please Come Visit Us This Winter

When the hiking is easy


The Balcones Canyonlands Christmas Bird Count was  held on December 19th.  107 species were spotted.  

Come on out and see how many you can find.


There is hiking at Warbler Vista and Doeskin Ranch.  Trail maps and driving direction maps are available here.

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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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Donation Goal

Collected: $7,100.00
Goal: $50,000.00
14%

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