If you choose to live around Lake Travis, chances are you appreciate the area’s natural beauty. Your eyes feast on verdant hills in the distance. Your ears thrill to the insistent songs of springtime birds.
As more people move to the area, though, things change. The hills get bulldozed. Squares of St. Augustine replace native trees and grasses. Wildlife has nowhere to go.
Between Lago Vista and Marble Falls along 1431 lies a national treasure: the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.
But it’s not all refuge, at least not yet …