Wildfires Rage Across Texas
Bastrop State Park consumed by fire.
Texas –-(Ammoland.com)- The Texas wildfire news continues to be horrific and heartbreaking. Bastrop State Park, known for its famous Lost Pines habitat, historic CCC structures and the endangered Houston toad, is the latest state park to be struck by wildfire.
Just 100 acres of the park’s 6,000-acreage have survived.
Read the current assessment in this week’s news release. Nearby Buescher State Park is also closed during the wildfire emergency but remains unharmed as we go to press.
This year, some of Texas’ biggest, hottest wildfires in memory have consumed over 3.6 million acres so far, causing devastating hardship and loss for humans and habitat. View this video report, above, on the fire at Bastrop State Park, with footage taken during the first few days of the developing disaster.
Recovery will take a long time for people and habitat. Wild lands recovery depends on a lot of things, most importantly rain. This Fire on the Prairie video is a hopeful reminder that the land can recover in amazing ways.
Visiting a park that has burned earlier this year offers a chance to observe wildfire recovery first hand, such as Possum Kingdom State Park where only 200 of the park’s 1500 lakeside acres were saved from wildfire. Over the next months, you can watch nature’s remarkable response begin to show.