Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch Park on January 23, 2019. The prescribed burn will occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and will take approximately three to five hours to complete.
Travis County Parks is conducting the prescribed burn in cooperation with personnel from the local fire departments and natural resource agencies.
The prescribed burn is intended to reduce wildfire danger and improve ecosystem health by removing invading shrubs, consuming dead and downed vegetation, reducing the number of exotic species, and enhancing the health and diversity of the native plant community.
The prescribed burn may be conducted with any wind direction. North winds are anticipated which will carry the smoke to the south, across nearby ranches and towards the communities to the south. However, due to the distance between the prescribed burn and the adjacent communities, smoke impacts are expected to be relatively light.
The park will remain open; however, some portions of the park specifically the Multi-use Trail will close for part of the week.
Reimers Ranch Park is located at 23610 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. View Map.
Media note: Please call the PIO, or check in at the park fee booth for additional information. The project is relatively remote and access will be limited.
Questions: Hector Nieto, Travis County PIO, 956-251-2902
Glen Gillman, Park Land Manager, 512-844-7480
Michael Brewster, Park Supervisor, 512-935-0741