Prescribed burn at Seal Bay Conservation Park

Date posted: 20 Mar. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Seal Bay Conservation Park on Thursday 21 March 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10.45am and is likely to be completed by 7pm on Thursday 21 March.
  • The area to be burnt is 168.1 hectares at Range Track in the 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 Seal Bay Conservation Park, and to increase firefighter safety along fire access tracks.
  • Range Track and Nicks Track will be closed.
  • Some smoke may be present around South Coast Road and Seal Bay Road and may be visible for the following days.
  • 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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the webpage.

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