A prescribed burn is planned at Canunda National Park today, Friday, 24 March, weather conditions permitting.
Canunda National Park is approximately 10 kilometres south-west of Millicent in the Lower South East.
The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and should be complete by 8pm.
The area to be burned is 33.5 hectares, and covers the area traversed by the Coola track in the central section of the park. The burn is being planned to maintain the grassland habitat for the benefit of threatened species, by reducing woody shrubs and enabling native grasses to regenerate.
Vehicle access may be restricted along the Coola Track for the duration of the burn and this area is likely to be impacted by smoke.
The primary objective of prescribed burning is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire. It is part of a state-wide program of prescribed burning in high-risk public land areas.
Creating strategically-located, fuel-reduced areas through prescribed burning is essential in helping to reduce the potential spread and impact of bushfires on communities and the environment by providing earlier containment options for firefighters.
A list of the week’s planned burns is available on the DEWNR website, at