NPWS hazard reduction burn in Royal National Park

first_imgNPWS hazard reduction burn in Royal National Park The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), in conjunction the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), is conducting a hazard reduction burn in Royal National Park on Thursday 22 April. The 760 hectares hazard reduction burn at Wattamolla, aims to reduce bushfire fuel levels to the south of the townships of Bundeena and Maianbar.Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and that during the burn operation Wattamolla Road will be closed and traffic flow will be reduced on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and Bundeena Drive.Parts of The Coast Track in the vicinity of the burn will also be closed while the hazard reduction burn is occurring.NPWS staff have spent several hundred hours preparing the burn including searching and locating aboriginal heritage sites, clearing vegetation from nearly 2 kilometres of raised grid mesh walkway as part of the Coast Track.Smoke from the hazard reduction may be visible across the area although most is expected to be driven out to sea by the predicted winds.The NPWS hazard reduction program is focussed on essential burns to protect park neighbours, assets or significant habitat and to ensure the ongoing recovery of the wildlife impacted by the summer bushfires.All burns across NSW will continue to be coordinated with the RFS and FRNSW 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. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Asthma, AusPol, bushfires, community, environment, Fire and Rescue NSW, Government, habitat, health, Impact, National Park, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Health, operation, rescue, Smoke, visit, website, wildlifelast_img read more