Your Support Keeps the Hill Country Wild

 Your Generosity allows us to:

  • Conduct interpretive hikes and environmental education programs for school children, and even cover the cost of buses for school field trips.
  • Deliver public outreach on topics like young naturalists, land stewardship, wildlife observation and photography, and citizen science projects.
  • Enhance the refuge with features such as the pavilion at Doeskin Ranch.
  • Develop, build and maintain trails for the public.
  • Encourage outdoor recreation to keep our community healthy.
  • Fund projects and activities, land surveys and appraisals to enhance and protect more wildlife habitat.

Thank you!

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Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. As a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts and donations to Friends of Balcones are tax-deductible. Online donors will receive an email tax receipt, and those who donate by check, money order or wire will receive a mailed tax receipt.

Can I donate to stocks, land easements or leave a gift to the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands in my will?

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About Us

The Friends of Balcones Canyonlands NWR is a 501(c)(3) organization whose primary purpose is to support the mission of the Refuge in restoring and protecting the habitat. The Friends are committed to building a diverse, vibrant community that appreciates, supports, and connects with nature in a meaningful way.

Become a Member

Join the Friends in protecting the wildlife and habitat, and supporting the mission of the Refuge. Start by taking a hike or  attending an event, by watching the seasons change through what’s blooming, or by just watching a hawk soar, or even just sitting still and listening to the songbirds sing. You can have a positive impact. Come find your refuge at the Refuge and join the fun!

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