Prescribed burn at Dudley Conservation Park

Date posted: 22 May 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Dudley Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island, on Monday 23 May 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 11:45am and is expected to be complete by 6pm.
  • The burn will affect approximately 15 hectares within the park.
  • This burn will take place along several fire tracks in the park, which is approximately 10km west of American River.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel loads within a buffer zones to enhance firefighter safety, and improve access and suppression success during bushfires.
  • No roads will be closed during the operation.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS. 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.