Spicewood's Pace Bend Park to conduct prescribed burns

Travis County Parks plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Pace Bend Park the week of July 15.

Travis County Parks plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Pace Bend Park the week of July 15.

In cooperation with local fire departments and natural resource agencies, Travis County Parks is conducting two controlled burns at Pace Bend Park, located at 2805 Pace Bend Road N. in Spicewood.

The burns will take place between between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 16-19, and each will last between four and six hours, according to a press release from Travis County Parks.



The burns are 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 release states.

The park will remain open, but areas such as the west side coves and the Kate and Johnsons Cove will close for at least part of the week, and traffic delays may occur along the main entrance road to Pace Bend Park near the fee booth, as at least one of the burns may be conducted in that area, the release states.

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By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.