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Prescribed burnings above Cheshunt

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Two weeks ago, DSE posted a map in the window of the Whitfield General Store showing the location of three major burnoffs up on the Wabonga Plateau to be carried out before winter.

They are the McMillans Burn of 2136 hectares, the Sandy Flat Burn of 699 hectares, and the Stockyard Burn of 820 hectares.

McMillans and Sandy Flat Burns follow the King River from Cheshunt South, below Power’s Lookout, through the Lake William Hovell Reserve whilst the Stockyard Burn starts opposite Lake William Hovell and runs up to the foothills of Mt. Jasper (next to Mt. Typo).

These burns have not yet been scheduled. DSE is waiting until the grape harvest is complete and the weather cools off somewhat. They will probably occur sometime after Easter when the declared fire season is over.

These burns are long overdue. The Wabonga Plateau was spared in the 2003 high country fires and the fuel load gets heavier every year. The successful burning of these areas will help protect the Alpine National Park, and the people who live below it, over the next few years.

Hazy days here soon

DSE plans to burn 36,000ha

BY CHLOE BUGELLY – Border Mail 20 March 2006
THE Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment will soon begin its autumn burning program. – full story…


Written by Greg Naylor

20 March 2006 at 4:07 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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