Prescribed burn at Porter Scrub Conservation Park

Date posted: 14 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Porter Scrub Conservation Park in the Adelaide Hills on Thursday 14 September 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 1.30pm and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Thursday 14 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 17 hectares within the park.
  • The burn is being conducted in the southern part of Porter Scrub Conservation Park, which is about 6km south-east of Gumeracha.
  • It aims to reduce the prolific growth of Acacia paradoxa after the Cudlee Creek bushfire.
  • Porter Scrub Conservation Park will be closed to the public on Thursday 14 September.
  • Maidment Road may be impacted by smoke, depending on wind direction.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

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.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.