The Refuge Ranch

Bastrop County, Texas

Child sex trafficking is the fastest growing crime with 79,000 young adults and minors being trafficked in Texas alone. The Refuge for DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) provides trauma-informed, long-term restoration, shelter and services to minors through age 19 who have been exploited through sex trafficking.

The Refuge Ranch consists of housing, medical, education and recreational buildings on a large, pristine site in Bastrop County where the girls can heal in a safe environment.


The site is within the critical habitat for the endangered Houston Toad and was designed to cluster development to minimize overall site disturbance, protect large areas of natural landscape, and use native plants for the landscape.

Provided design and permitting for onsite water well and treatment facility for public water supply per TCEQ regulations and Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District.

Bioswales designed at areas of concentrated flow to slow and improve quality of stormwater runoff and mitigate erosion.

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schematic design, low impact development strategies, construction documents, Bastrop County and Lost Pines Habitat Conservation Plan site permitting, water well and public water supply permitting, construction administration