Prescribed burn at Seal Bay Conservation Park

Date posted: 17 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Seal Bay Conservation Park on Wednesday 18 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Wednesday 18 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 168.1 hectares at Range Track in the Seal Bay Conservation Park approximately 20 kilometres south of the Parndana township.
  • The objective of the burn is to create low fuel areas to limit the likelihood of bushfire spreading from or into the conservation park, and to increase firefighter safety along fire access tracks.
  • Range Track and Nicks Track will be closed.
  • A significant smoke column is to be expected during this period burn. This is normal for fires in Coastal Mallee.
  • Some smoke may be present around South Coast Road and Seal Bay Road.
  • Smoke may be visible over the following days.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWS South Australia 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.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAEnvirWater on X (formerly Twitter).

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