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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
CAMP MABRY, Texas (Feb 3, 2014) - The Texas Military Forces are scheduled to conduct prescribed burns within training areas on Camp Swift, a Texas Army National Guard Training Facility, in Bastrop, Texas, near Austin, beginning on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 through Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, and again from Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 through Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 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 Forces 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 Forces (TXMF) 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 Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
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