Prescribed burn at Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park
Date posted: 08 Nov. 2022
A prescribed burn is planned at Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park (Wottons Scrub) on Tuesday 8 November, weather conditions permitting.
- The prescribed burn will start at 3.00pm and is likely to be completed by 8:00pm the same day.
- The area to be burnt is 9.1 hectares of land in the northern area of the park adjacent Bush Pea Track, about two kilometres south east of the township of Carey Gully.
- This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
- Walking trails within the park will be monitored for park visitors for the duration of the operation. No closures will be in place. Gum Flat Road, Carey Gully may be impacted by smoke however the road will not be closed.
The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Cooperative prescribed burn programme. Local CFS brigades have been invited to attend.
NPWS 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.
Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.
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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.