People need wild places too! The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge staff and volunteers do more than manage habitat for the warbler and vireo, they also offer a variety of recreational opportunities year round for the public. With four public use areas and over 9 miles of trails, the refuge staff hope the community uses their public lands to connect with nature. Refuge volunteers teach hands on science lessons to about 2,500 school children each year at Doeskin Ranch. Be sure to mark your calendar each fall for the annual National Wildlife Refuge Round Up, a festival with dozens of hands-on activities for children designed to encourage outdoor recreation.