Bushfire prevention

Committed to bushfire prevention, preparedness and response

ForestrySA works in cooperation with South Australia’s Country Fire Service (CFS), Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA), other forest managers, neighbouring landholders and other stakeholders to manage the threat and response to bushfire.

Many strategies are in place to protect plantation lands under our management. These include:

  • Ensuring all forest firebreaks and fire access tracks on plantation land managed by ForestrySA are established and maintained in accordance with South Australian Government Agencies Fire Liaison Committee (GAFLC) standards.
  • The operation of seven fire towers across the Green Triangle, assisting in rapid fire detection.
  • Trained CFS / CFA firefighting personnel.
  • A fleet of modern fire tankers, bulk water carriers and other fire equipment maintained and strategically stationed across the Green Triangle, Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North forest districts.

The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire. call 000.

Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land and Forest Reserves between November 1 and April 30 in any year.

Fuel reduction burning

ForestrySA maintains an annual prescribed burning program across its forest reserves.

It forms an important part of our commitment to bushfire prevention. Fuel reduction burning removes under-storey fuel loads, assisting in asset protection and species diversity.

Information on planned prescribed burn operations can be found on the South Australian Country Fire Service website.

For more information regarding upcoming and recently completed prescribed burns, visit the Government of South Australia Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources website.

For information about our current burns, scroll down to the announcements section of the ForestrySA homepage.

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