Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Gilleland Creek Greenway Project Area (south of Manor, Texas) on October 25, 2021. The prescribed burn includes two 15-acre units and will take approximately two to four hours between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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 Gilleland Creek and towards communities located along FM 973 south of 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 16295 Decker Lake Road, Manor, TX 78653.

Media note: This property is 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.

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