Sections

About Us

 
Make a Donation
Fully-Local • Non-Partisan • Public-Service Journalism
 

Where there’s smoke, there’s a prescribed burn

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

South Austin’s Slaughter Creek Trail will be closed today so that Austin Water utility’s Wildland Conservation division can conduct a “prescribed burn” of its Quality Protection Lands. According to a press release from the city, the burn will “safely mimic the natural fire cycle and maintain fire-resilient landscapes for the benefit of people, water and wildlife.” If wind speeds and direction are unfavorable, the burn will be postponed; otherwise, expect to see some smoke in the area – bordered to the north and south by Slaughter Lane and State Highway 45, and to the west and east by FM 1826 and MoPac –throughout the day.

Join Your Friends and Neighbors

We're a nonprofit news organization, and we put our service to you above all else. That will never change. But public-service journalism requires community support from readers like you. Will you join your friends and neighbors to support our work and mission?

Back to Top