Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Wilbarger Creek Project Area (east of Manor, Texas) the week of July 6, 2020. A 60 acre prescribed burn is planned between Tuesday and Friday and will take one to two days to complete. The prescribed burn will occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will take approximately three to six 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 will be implemented with southerly winds, which will carry the smoke to the north, across Wilbarger Creek and towards Manor, Texas. Smoke is expected to be evident throughout the burn day but, due to the distance between the burn and the community, impacts are expected to be light.
The prescribed burn will be located at 17406 Blake Manor Road, Manor, TX 78653.
Media note: These properties are not open to the public. There may be a PIO or staff available for interviews. Please call the Park Land Manager (contact listed above) for more information.
- Hector Nieto, Travis County PIO, 956-251-2902
- Glen Gillman, Park Land Manager, 512-844-7480