About the Preserve
Located along Capital of Texas Highway, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve was founded in 1974, thanks to a 25-year grassroots effort.
Today, Wild Basin continues as a legacy for urban wilderness and environmental education in Texas. Wild Basin has served as a constituent of the larger Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) system since its inception in 1996, promoting the protection of eight endangered species, as well as 27 species of concern.
Through collaborations with St. Edwards University and Travis County, Wild Basin Creative Research Center serves as a local gateway to the BCP, facilitating research, public awareness and preservation of Austin’s wildlands. In addition to the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, Wild Basin is host to several at-risk and threatened species of both flora and fauna.