Kosciuszko National Park Hazard Reduction Burn

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is planning to conduct a hazard reduction burn in Kosciuszko National Park beginning Monday 27 May 2024, weather permitting.

The 4,338-hectare burn will utilise both ground and aerial ignition and is expected to take 3 to 5 days.

The burn aims to reduce fuel loads in the park to protect the environment from future wildfires, including the Jagungal Wilderness and corroboree frog habitat, as well as private property assets to the west of the park and transmission power lines.

Yellow Bog Road, Greg Greg and Spring Flat Creek trails will be closed to the public for the duration of the burn.

Cabramurra Road (KNP 5), between Cabramurra and Khancoban, may be impacted by smoke. Motorists are advised to use caution and drive to conditions.

Smoke may be visible to residents in Khancoban, Towong and Bringenbrong. People vulnerable to smoke are encouraged to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed to reduce exposure.

Hazard reduction burns are essential to reduce bushfire fuel loads to help protect parks, neighbours and communities from future bushfires.

This burn is one of many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service each year, many with assistance from the NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.

All burns around the state are coordinated with the NSW Rural Fire Service to ensure the impact on the community is assessed at a regional level.

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