Prescribed burn at Lincoln National Park

Date posted: 09 Mar. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Lincoln National Park directly south of McLaren Point Track and east of Donington Road in the Eyre and Far West Region, on Thursday 10 March and Friday 11 March, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 10 am Thursday 10 March and is expected to be complete by 9 am Saturday 12 March.
  • It will affect about 202 hectares within the park.
  • The burn is a landscape protection burn. The objective of the burn is to create a fuel reduced buffer to prevent fire moving in or out of the Donington Peninsula.
  • McLaren Point track and campground will be closed for the duration of the burn and following days until safe to reopen to the public.
  • Donington road may be impacted by smoke during the burn but will remain open.
  • Speed restrictions will be in place for public and firefighter safety.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS. 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.