26 September 2023

National Parks warming to burning notices

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Parks Victoria is warning nature enthusiasts that sections of the Grampians National Park may be closed at short notice to accommodate bushfire management work.

Encouraging people to consider the interruptions when planning their autumn nature escapes, Parks Victoria said sections of the Grampians Peaks Trail and key visitor sites were likely to be closed at short notice between March and June.

“Planned burning is a critical part of park management and reducing bushfire risk in the Grampians National Park,” Parks Victoria said.

“The right weather conditions are needed for a safe and effective burn – cool to warm temperatures, very little wind, no rain,” it said.

“These are the same great conditions for a trip to the Park!”

Parks Victoria said it could not give exact dates or times on when planned burning would occur, because the burnings were so dependent on the right weather conditions.

The Agency said burns for the Stoney Creek area were currently scheduled to be ignited tonight (25 March), pending weather conditions, with some road and walking track closures expected to be in place until 1 April.

“If you have booked through a Licensed Tour Operator, they will have measures in place to limit the impact of closures on your visit,” it said.

Further information on planned burns and road and walking trail closures can be accessed at this PS News link.

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