Prescribed burn in Cleland Conservation Park
Date posted: 18 Oct. 2022
A prescribed burn is planned at Cleland Conservation Park on Wednesday 19 October, weather conditions permitting.
- The prescribed burn will start at 10.30am and is likely to be completed by 10:00pm the same day.
- The area to be burnt is 13.8 hectares within the park, below the communications towers at Mt Lofty Summit.
- This burn aims to reduce fuel within the south east corner of Cleland National Park adjacent to residential properties within the Crafers area.
- No roads will be closed.
- Smoke is not expected to impact on surrounding areas but will be visable.
The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Cooperative prescribed burn programme. Local CFS brigades have been invited to attend. NPWS 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.
Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.
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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.