Hazard reduction burn at Craven

THE National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning a two-day hazard reduction burn from today (July 8) in The Glen Nature Reserve, 10km east Craven.

File pics: National Parks crews are undertaking a two-day hazard reduction burn at The Glen Nature Reserve near Craven.

File pics: National Parks crews are undertaking a two-day hazard reduction burn at The Glen Nature Reserve near Craven.

The burn is expected to be undertaken over two days and is on the eastern side of The Glen Nature Reserve, adjacent to Waukivory Rd.

For safety reasons, the Glen Rd will be closed from Teereel Rd to Waukivory Rd.

NPWS Barrington Tops area manager Anthony Signor said the burn was part of an ongoing fire management strategy for the reserve, which aims to protect lives and property, while maintaining the biodiversity of the park.

“Despite cold early morning temperatures, daytime weather conditions were ideal for hazard reduction burning”, Mr Signor said.

“The burn provides a strategic fuel reduction zone in the reserve which will assist in preventing wildfire spreading in the park, and minimise fire risks in the area.

“The burn in The Glen Nature Reserve is one of a number of hazard reduction burns planned for the Lower North Coast Region this year and just one of the many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year.

“NPWS conducts hazard reduction burns in many of its reserves during cooler months for a range of purposes including asset protection for neighbours as well as park infrastructure, strategic fire control and to maintain the diversity of plants and animals."

For more information contact the NPWS Gloucester office on 6538 5300.

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