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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
"...County have diligently gathered land for the federally stipulated Balcones Canyonlands Preserve for at least a decade. With only..."

April 27, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Support Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
"...7] regarding the challenges we face in ensuring that Balcones Canyonlands Preserve adhere to their mission of preserving endangered..."

April 13, 2006 Postmarks

Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Lands
"...Existing Preserve TractsCurrently the BCP preserve contains about 23,900 acres, out..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature

Can't We Preserve Our Preserves?
"...Dear Editor, Are water-quality preserves and endangered-species habitat preserves the appropriate place for new..."

Sept. 27, 2006 Postmarks

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

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Night of the Living BCCP, Part 37
Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan: Half a Loaf?
"...Travis County finally agreed on a framework for the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP). They agreed to prepare and..."

May 19, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Keeping Austin Wild
As the population swells, officials and activists look for ways to preserve open space
"...proposals that may include money to buy parks or preserves. On an entirely different front, the Save Our Springs..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Postmarks
The Balcones Situation argued, "Zionism" attributed, and some retaliatory kudos for DAILY TEXAN comics.
"...a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Coordinating Committee, I have been involved in..."

April 20, 2001 Column

Land Mine
public access debate surrounds preservation issue
"...sticky question, especially as more and more land is preserved from development. As the long-term policies governing the management..."

March 3, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

To the Lighthouse
After 20 years, WTP4 returns to a still unanswered question: Do we need it?
"...some 40 acres in the Cortaña tract, within the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. But instead of resolving the controversy, the..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Birds vs. People at BCP
At least one Austin resident questions wildlife preserve's human-access policies
"...Who comes first on Austin's preserved public lands – the endangered species or the people?..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...apply after the passage, and in fact, Prop. 1 preserves such in its language...."

April 21, 2006 Column

Holiday Rambles
Here's a list for exploring Austin's precious parkland
"...take an energetic ramble through a nearby park or preserve. Where allowed, take along a picnic, the dog, a..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature

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
"...between public access and endangered species protection on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, a 28,000-acre hodgepodge of protected land in..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

WTP No. 4: Still migrating
Stakeholders at city and county level struggle to catch up with City Council's decision about plant location
"...June, council approved proceeding with WTP 4 in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, on land in northwest Austin bought by..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Other Sister
Multiple Personalities
"...Creek valley, is within the far-flung boundaries of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, and indeed forms one of its critical-habitat..."

July 2, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Living on the Edge
"...has occurred on a larger scale throughout the whole Balcones Canyonlands Preserve matrix. A glimpse at any map of..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Aleshire the Agitator
Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Limelight
"...inclination toward gadfly-dom were the endless negotiations over the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan, the effort to establish a preserve..."

Aug. 28, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

City Hall Hustle: Hell or High Water
WTP4 opposition increasing – and increasingly not on the same page
"...in violation of the habitat conservation plan governing the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, which will ultimately be crossed by underground..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

WTP 4: Home for the Holidays
Road to decades-delayed Water Treatment Plant No. 4 may be coming to amicable end
"...creek's headwaters, the area surrounding it turned into the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. The city moved to relocate WTP 4..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Council takes long, slow journey into night
"...comment last week was a nonactionable item over the Balcones Canyonlands Pre­serve's land-management plan – specifically, whether to open..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The $360 Million Question: Where to Put WTP4?
City Council is re-re-rethinking WTP4
"...Cortaña tract, lands co-managed with the county in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. The city declared it would build WTP4..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
The city and county play chicken over Bull Creek and Cortaña
"...two proposed tracts – both in the ecologically sensitive Balcones Canyonlands Preserve – the only viable candidates? More broadly,..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Breaking news stories from Austin and elsewhere.
"...this week celebrated the "almost there" phase of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, an endangered species habitat that needs just..."

July 16, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

'Natural Capitalism' in the Hills
The Crossings' earth- and economy-friendly integration into the Hill Country really is something to feel good about.
"...on top of a 210-acre hilltop property in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. The rest of the Beck tract, along..."

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

Grove Matters
Council kicks the Shoal Creek Tract Case to October
"...Austin Water’s Wildlands division and his supervision of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. To a loud ovation from the audience..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Cooper Rejects WTP Lawsuit
Lawsuit alleged city acted in 'bad faith'
"...suit made related claims of potential damage to the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve having not been sufficiently reviewed in advance..."

April 22, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...conservation lands. The greenprinting process identifies high-priority areas to preserve – such as our nearly unspoiled river corridor –..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Playing Whack-a-Deer at Pace Bend Park
Ex-ranger blasts Travis County culling hunts
"...conducted both at Pace Bend Park and on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, are structured and supervised based on written..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

County Doesn't Blink on City's WTP 4 Challenge
City dangles Bull Creek in front of bulldozers, but county won't take the bait
"...on 45 acres of the Cortaña tract of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (as reported in more detail on austinchronicle.com/news)...."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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