Prescribed burn in Lincoln National Park

Date posted: 21 Apr. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned in Lincoln National Park on the Eyre Peninsula on Monday, 24 April, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30am on Monday, 24 April and is likely to be completed by 8:00pm.
  • The area to be burnt is 85 hectares of land along the Clarke Hut Walking Trail adjacent Wanna Road in Lincoln National Park.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Clarke Hut Walking Trail will be closed for the duration of the burn. Wanna Road will have speed restrictions in place and may be closed periodically during the operation.
  • The Sleaford to Wanna sand dunes 4WD area is expected to be impacted by smoke.

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.

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