Prescribed burn at Ngarkat Conservation Park

Date posted: 12 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for South East Ngarkat Conservation Park 60km north of Bordertown 7km from Victorian border, Friday 12 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1:30pm and should be complete by 9pm.
  • It will affect about 330 hectares within the park.
  • This is a landscape protection burn in order to protect significant old habitat within Ngakrat and big desert wilderness area and neighbouring properties.
  • The east section of Mount Shaugh track and the southern section of the Border track in SE Ngarkat will be restricted for the afternoon. Visitors must follow NPWS staff instructions.
  • Smoke and fire activity will be visible from Ngarkat Highway & possibly form from Dukes Highway.
  • Smoke from this burn is likely to impact Border Track and Red Bluff Reserve.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) with local CFS Volunteers, and a Forestry SA crew. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWSSA’s statewide program of prescribed burns helps limit the spread and intensity of bushfires, protects communities and enhances biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAENVIRWATER on Twitter.

A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.