Location: Travis County, Texas
Owner: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Completed in 1998, The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service retained the office of J. Robert Anderson to provide master planning services and Phase I design for the initial improvements to the largest wildlife refuge in North America. Extreme precaution was taken in the design of visitor and wildlife observation facilities next to the nesting habitat for the endangered black-capped vireo. Parking, nature trails, access paths, nature-study spaces and hiking trails were designed for two sites northwest of Austin, Texas. This wildlife watching pavillion is sited literally right next to endangered species habitats. Planning and design were carefully achieved in close cooperation with the client's staff scientists. The landcape project as a whole costed $50,000.