Austin Water’s Wildland Conservation will conduct a prescribed burn Water Quality Protection Lands on Thursday, August 4. This tract includes the Slaughter Creek Trail. To ensure public safety the Slaughter Creek Trail will be closed to the public.
Smoke may be visible south of Slaughter Lane, east of FM 1826, north of SH45 and west of MoPac from 10 a.m. to sunset.
Prescribed burns safely mimic the natural fire cycle and maintain fire-resilient landscapes for the benefit of people, water, and wildlife. The burned area will be extensively patrolled for at least a week after the fire.
Conditions such as wind speed and direction are monitored closely and if conditions become unsuitable the prescribed burn will be rescheduled.
An opportunity for the media to view and film a prescribed fire and interview experts is planned for August 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. More details to follow.