Fall 2021 Bastrop County Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire)

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 Texas A&M Forest Service is planning for several prescribed burns to take place during the 2021 fall season in Bastrop County. These burns will cover approximately 2,500 acres on Camp Swift Training Center and 500 acres on a Texas A&M Forest Service property near Rosanky, TX. Texas A&M Forest Service is proud to continue working on a long partnership with the Texas Army National Guard to achieve the land management goals on the Camp Swift Training Center. The fuels in these units will consist of both grass and mature trees. Prescribed burns are conducted to reduce hazardous fuel loading and enhance local ecosystems. These burns will take place under a tiered leadership team of a Type 2 Burn Boss who supervises a Firing Boss and a Holding Boss. Together this team will work to avoid potential safety hazards and lead successful burns. Residents around both of these areas can expect some lingering smoke effects overnight after the burns and see some moderate to heavy smoke impacts for…

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