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County conducts prescribed burn at Reimers Ranch

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Tai Moses

If you see smoke billowing from the general area of Reimers Ranch Park in Dripping Springs, fear not; the cause is a prescribed burn being conducted today by Travis County Parks, with help from local fire departments and natural resource agencies. The goal of prescribed burning is 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,” according to the announcement. The resulting smoke is expected to be “light and of relatively short duration.” Except for the multi-use trail, which will be closed part of the week, Reimers Ranch Park will remain open.

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