On May 6, local biologists will lead guided hikes through the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the program that created the project—the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan.

In 1996, Travis County became the first area in the U.S. to offer developers a streamlined method to build in areas housing endangered species habitats, BCCP Coordinating Committee Secretary Sherri Kuhl said.

In 2016, 739 areas or entities are participating in the program, said Adam Zerrenner, field supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service… Read more from Community Impact