Prescribed burn at Hambidge Conservation Park

Date posted: 23 May 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Hambidge Conservation Park on Wednesday 24 May, weather conditions permitting.

• The prescribed burn will start at Midday and is likely to be completed by 6pm.

• The area to be burnt is 480 hectares within the park, 25km North East of Lock.

• This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.

• Smoke is likely to drift towards the Darke Peak area.

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 if conditions change.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.