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Prescribed burn at Black Hill Conservation Park

Date posted: 21 Apr. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned in the Black Hill Conservation Park in the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges on Monday, 24 April, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12:00pm on Monday, 24 April and is likely to be completed by 7:00pm.
  • The area to be burnt is 11.8 hectares of land on the western side of the park bounded by Black Hill Track and Summit Trail.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to provide a fuel reduced area in this key part of Black Hill Conservation Park.
  • The Summit Trail and Black Hill Track will be closed to day walkers and hikers.
  • No roads are expected to be impacted by smoke.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect 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.