Prescribed burn at Seal Bay Conservation Park

Date posted: 22 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned along Emmet Track within the Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, on Sunday 24 September 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 11am and is likely to be completed by 6:30pm on Sunday 24 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 65 hectares within the park.
  • The burn aims to create low fuel areas to limit the likelihood of bushfire spreading from Seal Bay Conservation Park and increase firefighter safety along fire access tracks.
  • Lake Ada fire access track and Emmet fire access track will be closed as part of the burn.
  • Significant smoke can be expected during and after this prescribed burn.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time, potentially affecting Seal Bay Road and South Coast Road.
  • 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 if conditions change.

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