Travis County Parks plans to conduct prescribed burns at Reimers Ranch Park on December 17 and 18, 2020. 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 towards the Pedernales Canyon and Fall Creek Communities. Smoke will be visible throughout the day. Some smoke impacts are expected, but they should be relatively light and/or of a short duration.
Reimers Ranch Park will be closed during the prescribed burns because of their location along the main entrance road.
Travis County is currently under a burn ban. Burn bans limit certain types of fire use in order to minimize the potential for accidental fires and to reduce the impact fires have on emergency responders. Burn bans do not limit all fire use (cooking, welding, etc.), and many activities are allowed with certain restrictions. Prescribed burn managers conduct prescribed burns during burn bans because conditions are favorable for meeting established objectives. Land managers, regulators and emergency responders coordinate the implementation of the prescribed burns.
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.
- Hector Nieto, Travis County PIO, 512-854-4740
- Glen Gillman, Park Land Manager, 512-844-7480
- Michael Brewster, Park Supervisor, 512-935-0741