Hazard reduction burn in Mount Jerusalem National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in conjunction with Rural Fire Service (RFS) is planning a hazard reduction burn in Mount Jerusalem National Park on Wednesday 2 September.

Hazard reduction burn, National Parks and Wildlife Service staff

The 14-hectare hazard reduction burn will reduce the bushfire risk to residents on Koonyum Range Road, Loop Trail and Boogarem Road.

Roads and facilities in Koonyum Range will be closed to the public for the duration of the burn. Resident access will be maintained during operations, subject to onsite conditions.

Smoke may be visible from towns and villages in the region including Mullumbimby and Wilsons Creek.

The NPWS hazard reduction program for 2020 is focussed on essential burns in areas close to neighbours and important assets and to protect significant areas of habitat to ensure ongoing recovery of wildlife that was impacted by the summer bushfires.

Undertaking burns when conditions are right to ensure they are safe and effective is an important part of managing the potential risk of bushfire to communities and the environment before next summer.

All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to ensure the impact on the community, including from smoke, are assessed at a regional level.

Details on specific burns will be made available in advance on the Rural Fire Service website, ‘Fires Near Me’ app, and on NPWS Alerts website.

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit NSW Health or the Asthma Foundation.

For up to date information on these, and other, planned hazard reduction activities, visit the Rural Fire Service.