Prescribed burn in Lincoln National Park

Date posted: 16 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned inside Lincoln National Park, 14 kilometres to the southwest of Port Lincoln on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30am on Wednesday, 17 March 2021 and should be complete by 10:00pm that day.
  • It will affect about 29.8 hectares of land adjacent to The Sleaford Mere near the intersection of The Mere Track and The Tulka-Sleaford Track within Lincoln National Park.
  • This burns aims to reduce fuels in the area to protect assets and reduce the likelihood of a bushfire spreading, reducing the risk of bushfire impacts on the communities of Tulka and Port Lincoln.
  • The Tulka - Sleaford track will be closed internally within the park.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed in the days following the burn, however the area will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia (NPWSSA). Local CFS brigades have been invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance 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 if conditions change.

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