Bushfire recovery news

Bushfire recovery news

NPWS launch­es autumn pre­scribed burns

A total of 51 pre­scribed burns are planned as part of Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Service’s (NPWS) autumn 2023 fire man­age­ment pro­gram, which is antic­i­pat­ed to start in the next fortnight.

Parks staff award­ed Nation­al Emer­gency Medals for Black Sum­mer efforts

Fire brigade staff from Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice CFS on the Lime­stone Coast were recent­ly recog­nised for their stel­lar efforts dur­ing the 2019 – 20 Aus­tralian Black Sum­mer bushfires.

Her­itage cot­tages arise from the ash­es to reopen in icon­ic Kan­ga­roo Island park

Burnt down in the Kan­ga­roo Island bush­fires of 2019 – 20 two state her­itage list­ed cot­tages have arisen from the ash­es to become the newest and high­est stan­dard of accom­mo­da­tion offered by the Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice (NPWS).

Vol­un­teers need­ed to help threat­ened species recov­er from Cher­ry Gar­dens bushfire

South Australia’s Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice (NPWS) are call­ing for vol­un­teers to help iden­ti­fy endan­gered ani­mals cap­tured in images tak­en from recov­er­ing Cher­ry Gar­dens bush­land using motion sens­ing cameras. 

Pre­scribed burn­ing wrap­ping up for a record break­ing year

Recent rains have sig­nalled the end of a record-break­ing year of pre­scribed burns for South Aus­tralia with The Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice (NPWS) suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ing 49 pre­scribed burns this autumn, mak­ing it a record 96 for the year and a 53 per cent increase from the 201920 season.