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Wednesday, June 5 • 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Prescribed Fire in Suburban Areas: An Example from Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands. LIMITED

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Prescribed burning has been a land management practice on the Water Quality Protection Lands since 2002, but became more consistent starting in 2006.  Since then prescribed fire has been applied on over 10,000 acres on these lands around Austin, Texas.  This discussion will focus on burning in suburban areas with a strong consideration on sustaining the practice in the future, which requires a solid focus on smoke management and other public considerations.  A series of burns on one of the most suburban management units will be utilized as an example.  This has been a learning process that required adjustments from typical burns and similarly requires a high level of commitment to implement.


Dr. Kevin Thuesen

Environmental Conservation Program Manager, City of Austin, Wildlands Conservation Division

Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm CDT
Room 1510, The Garden Room