Prescribed burn at Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park

Date posted: 09 May 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park, in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges on Tuesday 10 May 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 12pm and is expected to be complete by 5pm.
  • It will affect 11.7 hectares. Some will be private land while the remaining land is within the park.
  • This burn aims to reduce the risk of a fire burning through the continuous native vegetation from Cherryville to Carey Gully/Balhannah.
  • No roads will be closed.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time, potentially impacting on Deviation and Greenhill roads.

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.