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Texas Military, A&M Forest Service to Perform Prescribed Burns 

Austin, Texas (October 26, 2022) – The Texas Military Department, in partnership with the Texas A&M Forest Service, is scheduled to conduct prescribed burns within various Texas Army National Guard Training Facility training areas beginning in November and will continue through April, weather permitting.  

  • Fort Wolters, in Mineral Wells, near Weatherford
  • Bastrop’s Camp Swift, in Bastrop, near Austin
  • Powderly’s Camp Maxey, in Powderly, Texas, north of Paris 
  • Brownwood’s Camp Bowie, in Brownwood

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 A&M Forest Service.

For more information regarding the prescribed burn program of the Texas Military Department, 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, and is comprised of the Office of State Administration (formerly the Office of the Executive Director), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) and the Texas State Guard (TXSG).

For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at

Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703

Phone: 512-782-5620