Law Enforcement

 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a law enforcement presence on National Wildlife Refuge lands.

Federal law enforcement officers ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address illegal activities, including poaching, taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, illegal operation of all terrain vehicles, trespassing and more.

To report a violation on the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge: 

  • Monday through Friday (8am to 4:30pm), please call the Refuge Headquarters at 512-339-9432.
  • After hours or on weekends, please call the number above and leave a message, or Texas Parks and Wildlife at 800-792-1112.

For injured wildlife, please contact a qualified wildlife rehabilitation facility near you.

Some Helpful Links:
Digest of Federal Resource Laws
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Texas Department of Public Safety