Prescribed burn at Seal Bay Conservation Park
Date posted: 07 Nov. 2022
A prescribed burn is planned along Emmet Track at Seal Bay Conservation Park on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 November, weather conditions permitting.
- The prescribed burn will start at 12.30pm on Tuesday 8 November and is likely to be completed by 7pm on Wednesday 9 November.
- The area to be burnt is 118.1 hectares along Emmet Track, which is east of Seal Bay Road and 5km north of the Seal Bay Visitor Centre.
- This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
- Lake Ada Track and Emmet Track will be closed to the public.
- Some smoke may affect Seal Bay Road and South Coast Road during and after the burn.
- A significant smoke column is to be expected during this burn. Smoke may also be visible over the following days and will be patrolled 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 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.