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Prescribed burn at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Date posted: 11 Mar 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park on the south rim of Wilpena Pound, between Dick Nob & Leslie Creek, on Saturday 12 March and Sunday 13 March 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 10am Saturday 12 March and is expected to be complete by 7pm Sunday 13 March.
  • It will affect about 395 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel loads on the south rim of Wilpena Pound to limit the spread of bushfires in the area.
  • It will burn from the top of the ridge down to the Pound floor.
  • Smoke is likely to be visible within the burn area until Monday 14 March.
  • The Heysen Trail will be closed between Blacks Gap and Hills Homestead on Saturday 12 March and Sunday 13 March.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and it will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS and Adnyamthanha traditional owners. 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.

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.