What we're about

This group was created to encourage awareness of and access to the Balcones Canyonland Preserve (BCP). Through the promotion of public educational opportunities, our members will be in the loop of special access hikes, lectures and volunteer opportunities. The BCP is not one single tract of land but a system of preserves located in Travis County that exists as a multi-agency conservation effort operating under a regional 10(a) permit issued under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW). In addition to existing as habitat for endangered species, these lands provide habitat for numerous native plants and animals and contribute to improved air and water quality and quality of life for the people of Austin.

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Winter at Grandview Hills

Lift Station Driveway

Join us for a 2.5-hour guided hike of the Grandview Hills tract of the BCP. The trail winds through open fields and dense forest, and ends at a large pond created for livestock by the former landowners. The preserve is home to seven endangered species, as well as a wide range of native plants and animals. County BCP outreach coordinator Johanna Arendt and Master Naturalist Heather Valey will be leading the hike. We'll be starting from the lift station, which is at the end of a long driveway off the Tahoe Park Circle cul-de-sac. The address is 8160 Tahoe Park Circle. A couple of days before the hike, participants will receive parking directions and other info. Thanks to BCP volunteer Tom Hausler for the photo!

Wild Basin's Second Saturday Guided Hike

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Wild Basin's guided hike is a great way to learn about the native Texas Hill Country. Join us for a 2 hour guided hike with our seasoned trail guide and naturalist, John Barr. Guided hike begins on the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center.

Wild Basin's Second Saturday Guided Hike

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Wild Basin's guided hike is a great way to learn about the native Texas Hill Country. Join us for a 2 hour guided hike with our seasoned trail guide and naturalist, John Barr. Guided hike begins on the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center.

Wild Basin's Second Saturday Guided Hike

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Wild Basin's guided hike is a great way to learn about the native Texas Hill Country. Join us for a 2 hour guided hike with our seasoned trail guide and naturalist, John Barr. Guided hike begins on the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center.

Past events (323)

Wild Basin's Second Saturday Guided Hike

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

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