Prescribed burn at Cleland National Park

Date posted: 22 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Cleland National Park in the Long Ridge area just to the north-west of Cleland Wildlife Park., in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Sunday 24 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 10am and is expected to be complete by 5pm.
  • It will affect about 53.4 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to create a low fuel area to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting on Cleland Wildlife Park and strengthen strategic control lines for fires burning into or out of Cleland National Park.
  • Long Ridge Track, including Manna Gum Loop, will be closed for the duration of the burn.
  • Greenhill Road will be impacted by smoke.
  • Burnside, Beaumont, Greenhill, Hazelwood Park and Stonyfell are likely to be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn which will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program. Local CFS Volunteers have been invited to attend. 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.