Prescribed burn at Yeldulknie Conservation Park

Date posted: 04 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Yeldulknie Conservation Park on the Eyre Peninsula on Saturday 6 April, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn is planned to commence at 2pm and is likely to be completed by 9pm on Saturday 6 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 250 hectares in the conservation park, about 5km north-east of Cleve.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Mangalo Road to the north of the park may be affected by smoke.
  • The Yeldulknie walking trail will be closed for the duration of the burn.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed in the days following the burn.
  • 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 enhance 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 DEW website.

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