Prescribed burn at Black Hill Conservation Park

Date posted: 14 May 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Black Hill Conservation Park, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Wednesday 15 May 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.30am and is likely to be completed by 5.30pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 10 hectares within the park.
  • This is a landscape protection burn and is the first in a series of planned burns across the southern slopes of Black Hill Conservation Park.
  • The burn will also promote the regeneration of habitat for the endangered chestnut-rumped heathwren.
  • No roads or trails will be closed during the burn, but smoke may drift across Black Hill Summer Track and Powerline Track, both of which are within the park.
  • Smoke may be visible from Montacute Road.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the DEW website.

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