Welcome to the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge website. We welcome members, non-members and the curious. Here you will find information about What's Happening at the Refuge, News about what we've done, how you can help, maps and where to log your very important volunteer hours.
Please Come Visit Us This Summer
Our 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.