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For more information regarding the prescribed burn program at Camp Swift, contact the Texas Army National Guard’s Natural Resource Specialist at 512-782-6227.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Bastrop’s Camp Swift to Perform Prescribed Burns
AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 19, 2016) – The Texas Military Department is scheduled to conduct prescribed burns within training areas on Camp Swift, a Texas Army National Guard Training Facility, in Bastrop, near Austin, and will continue through Sunday, Feb 28, 2016, weather permitting.
The Texas National Guard’s military readiness and natural resources management objectives require a comprehensive wildland fire management program aimed at protecting life and property, supporting military training and promoting ecosystem health. Prescribed burns are an integral part of this program.
The organization uses a well-designed burn plan to safely conduct its prescribed burns. The burn plan states the atmospheric and environmental conditions necessary to conduct a safe burn. Additionally it clearly defines the boundaries of the area to be burned and provides details of specific precautionary measures that must be implemented prior to each burn.
To further ensure the safety and effectiveness of its wildland fire management program, the Texas Military Department conducts its prescribed burns in cooperation with the Texas Forest Service.
For more information regarding the prescribed burn program at Camp Swift, contact the Texas Army National Guard’s Natural Resources Specialist at 512-782-6227.
The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor. The Texas Military Department includes the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our website at www.tmd.tx.gov.
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