Prescribed burn at Ngarkat Conservation Park

Date posted: 07 Apr. 2021

A two-day prescribed burn is planned for Ngarkat Conservation Park along North Boundary Track within the Day Block Fire Management Area, 23km south of Lameroo, at the end of Lameroo South Road, starting on Thursday 8 April 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 3:30pm Thursday 8 April 2021 and is expected to be completed by 6pm Friday 9 April 2021.
  • It will affect about 670 hectares within the park.
  • The burn is within a no public access area.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event, and to support habitat of protected Mallee birds (Red-lored whistler & Western whipbird).
  • The burn may create a large amount of smoke that may be seen from a distance including from the townships of Parilla, Pinnaroo and Lameroo.
  • Smoke and fire activity may be observed in the days following the burn with the area to be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS 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.