Travis County Parks plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Reimers Ranch Park the week of July 13, 2020. The two projects are located along the north boundary of the park and are adjacent. The project may be conducted in a single day but will likely be conducted over two consecutive days starting on Tuesday. They may be completed any day of the week. The prescribed burns will occur between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will take approximately two to six hours to complete on each day.
Travis County Parks is conducting the prescribed burns in cooperation with personnel from the local fire departments and natural resource agencies.
The prescribed burns are 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 burns are expected to be conducted with a southerly wind direction. This will carry smoke to the north and along the Pedernales River Corridor. There will be some smoke impacts to the communities to the north, specifically the Pedernales Canyon and Fall Creek Communities. Smoke impacts are expected to be light due to the size of the units and the light vegetation cover, however smoke will be present throughout the day.
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.
Media note: Please call the PIO (contact listed below), or check in at the park fee booth for additional information. The project is relatively remote and access will be limited.
- Hector Nieto, Travis County PIO, 956-251-2902
- Glen Gillman, Park Land Manager, 512-844-7480
- Michael Brewster, Park Supervisor, 512-935-0741