Prescribed burn at Kyeema Conservation Park

Date posted: 22 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Kyeema Conservation Park and a small portion of a Native Forest Reserve managed by Forestry SA within Kuitpo Forest., in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Sunday 24 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 1pm and is expected to be complete by 7pm.
  • It will affect about 37 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel levels in order to reduce the risk of bush fires impacting on the surrounding farming land and commercial forestry plantations.
  • Myrtaceae Hike walking trail which bounds the burn will be closed to walkers throughout the operation.
  • Woodgate Hill Road, Brookman Road and Blackfellows Creek Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn which will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program. Local CFS Volunteers and Forestry SA 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.