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Birds vs. People at BCP
At least one Austin resident questions wildlife preserve's human-access policies
"...The BCP is part of the broader Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan,..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Is BCP Still for the Birds?
Ongoing disagreement over the appropriate balance between public access and endangered species protection on Western Travis County's Balcones Canyonlands Preserve comes to a head
" buy the lands – prominent environmentalists have joined BCP managers and scientists in insisting that the protection of..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Media Clips
The Statesman doesn't let facts get in the way of telling the truth about the Tim Jones tapes.
"...intensify or reduce their scrutiny of Barton Creek Properties [BCP], according to tape recordings."..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Lee Nichols

The Balcones Situation argued, "Zionism" attributed, and some retaliatory kudos for DAILY TEXAN comics.
"...of the statements in Dan Oko's article on the BCP in the April 13 issue of the Chronicle ["Flippin'..."

April 20, 2001 Column

Land Mine
public access debate surrounds preservation issue
"...least to date, are in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) system. A massive project designed to protect a variety..."

March 3, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

The Other Sister
Multiple Personalities
" side of the valley remains "unspoiled," but the BCP is hardly without its skeptics and detractors, even --..."

July 2, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Flippin' the Birds
Closing parts of Balcones Canyon Preserve angers mountain bikers and doesn't do enough to save wildlife.
"...the Forest Ridge section of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) wasn't in the mood for love. Instead, he was..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Living on the Edge
"...Preserve matrix. A glimpse at any map of the BCP confirms that rather than being one big, safe area..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Warblers, Not Cars, on 2222
illustration by Doug Potter
"...add it to the proposed 30,000-acre Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP), the system of wildlife sanctuaries that Austin voters directed..."

Aug. 1, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

To the Lighthouse
After 20 years, WTP4 returns to a still unanswered question: Do we need it?
"...director Bill Bunch, an opponent of building in the BCP, and moreover, strongly skeptical of any need for the..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point: All Grown Up
How Water Treatment Plant No.4 got where it is today
"...with most splits, the major issue is money. The BCP, which has a 30,000-acre goal, is currently around 28,000..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...Thank you for the article by Dan Mottola ["Is BCP Still for the Birds," News, April 7] regarding the..."

April 21, 2006 Column

Support Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
"...Thank you for the article by Dan Mottola ["Is BCP Still for the Birds," News, April 7] regarding the..."

April 13, 2006 Postmarks

Outgunned in the Greenbelt
"...acres of property within the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system (BCP), all of which is under the jurisdiction of the..."

Aug. 8, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Concern About the Jollyville Transmission Line
"...of Austin taxpayers' investment dollars. The city and its BCP partner, Travis County, invested significant taxpayer funds to negotiate..."

Oct. 5, 2011 Postmarks

New Water Treatment Plant to Be Built in the Wrong Location
"...A water treatment plant and transmission lines through the BCP here, a roadway expansion in the BCP there, new..."

Jan. 24, 2007 Postmarks

We are wrong, wrong, wrong. So is golf.
"...keeping your readers informed on the Balcones Canyonland Preserve (BCP) system ["Land Mine," March 3]. I must, however, correct..."

March 10, 2000 Column

Not Keen on Green
Enviros: Bristol and Biscoe Don't Cut It
"...worked on the creation of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP), and she co-founded the Austin Metropolitan Trails Council. "Valarie..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...between two embattled city departments, the Barton Creek Preserve (BCP, formerly Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan) is transferring out of..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature

Council: For the Birds
Taking on bullhooks, FFF Fest, and more
"...funding, administered through Austin Water, is self-generated by the BCP through the sale of "mitigation credits" to developers.) The..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Beside the Point
The city and county play chicken over Bull Creek and Cortaña
"...The county's approval is required because it co-manages the BCP with the city. A collection of conservation lands in..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Proud to Be a Lakeway Resident
"...preserve our neighborhood and maintain the quality of the BCP. The proposed development calls for 198 condos on approximately..."

March 22, 2006 Postmarks

'Natural Capitalism' in the Hills
The Crossings' earth- and economy-friendly integration into the Hill Country really is something to feel good about.
"...project had done the kind of damage to the BCP and the landscape that other Austin developers seem to..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Former City Forester Charges Harassment, Sex Bias at PARD
Susan Murray alleges her career as Austin's urban forester fell apart after she complained about her boss' conduct.
"...named in the suit -- told Murray that the BCP "did not need an urban forester, but instead needed..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Common Law
I Ordered a Holiday Present, and It Never Showed Up
"...the company has violated the laws addressing mail-order sales ( You can also contact the Consumer Protection Division of..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

The Common Law
I ordered a holiday present, and it never showed up
"...the company has violated the laws addressing mail-order sales ( You can also contact the Consumer Protection Division of..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Still Struggling
With only 2,500 acres to go in the full 30,000-acre Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, Travis Co. has realized that its anticipated dollars won't go far enough fast enough to meet the federally mandated 2016 deadline set by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under the preserve's permit application
"...who is on the county team that manages the BCP, says the problem is threefold: First, the county dropped..."

April 27, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Water Seeks Its Level
A timeline for WTP4
" by city and Travis Co.; Cortaña incorporated into BCP; WTP4 site at Bull Creek exempted..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature

WTP No. 4: Still migrating
Stakeholders at city and county level struggle to catch up with City Council's decision about plant location
"...boards and commissions advising the utility and overseeing the BCP would like to agree, but seemingly can't – at..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Common Law
Free stuff - is it really free?
"...the company. For more information from the FTC, visit"

Nov. 25, 2005 Column by Melissa Devine

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