Prescribed burn at Kay Native Forest Reserve

Date posted: 15 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Kay Native Forest Reserve on Sunday 17 September, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11am and is likely to be completed by 6pm Sunday 17 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 45.9 hectares on the Kay Native Forest Reserve, which is 3km south of Mount Burr, opposite the Millicent Golf Club.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole reserve burning in a single bushfire event.
  • There will be no public access to Kay Native Forest Reserve during the burn.
  • Golf Course Road will be impacted by smoke at times throughout the day given the prevailing wind direction.
  • Traffic management will be in place along Golf Course Road during burn operations.
  • The burn will be conducted by staff from the Department for Environment and Water on ForestrySA land.
  • Crews from OneFortyOne plantations will also assist with the burn.

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.