Prescribed ecological burns in Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Kenny

Two prescribed ecological burns at Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Kenny will commence today, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions.

The prescribed ecological burn at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is being conducted to decrease weeds and encourage growth of native grass and plants.

The prescribed ecological burn at Nadjung Mada Nature Reserve in Kenny is being conducted to improve the grasses and vegetation in the area.

See the location map of the burn sites.

Experienced ACT Parks and Conservation Service fire managers will conduct and oversee the burning operations. Every effort is made to conduct burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke, but temporary smoke cover is possible and may be visible across parts of Canberra.

The crews will be on the ground monitoring and patrolling the prescribed burns to its conclusion.

Some minor smoke and glowing embers may be seen at these sites, which is normal for these types of operations. The public are asked not to call emergency triple-zero unless they see any unattended fire.

Prescribed burns are an important part of the ACT’s annual Bushfire Operations Plan to enhance ecological quality, reduce the risk of bushfires and help keep Canberrans safe.

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