Prescribed burn in and around Warren Conservation Park

Date posted: 16 May 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Warren Conservation Park, Tower Native Forest Reserve and part of Warren Reservoir Reserve in the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges, on Friday 17 May, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 1pm on Friday 17 May and is likely to be completed by 11pm that night.
  • The area to be burnt is 99 hectares within the northern end of the conservation park, Tower Native Forest Reserve and part of the Warren Reservoir Reserve.
  • It is a landscape protection burn to support a strategic east-west control line between Hale Conservation Park and Warren Conservation Park.
  • Heysen Trail through Warren Conservation Park will be closed for a few hours during the afternoon.
  • There may be smoke over Warren Road, Williamstown, adjacent the Warren Reservoir Reserve.
  • 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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