Planned Burn in USC

Planned Burn in USC

It’s that time of the year again and preparations are now underway for another controlled burn in the compensatory habitat at the University of the Sunshine Coast

This controlled burn will help to reduce the fuel load and  associated fire hazard risk and maintain the health of the vegetation community which contains  rare and endangered plant species.

The area to be burnt this year is Area 2 which is just under 1Ha in size and shown below.

The first date for the burn has now been set for Wednesday 23rd of August (conditions dependant), with a back up option  for Wednesday the 30th of August.

A decision to proceed with the burn will be made on Monday 21st August.

The planned burn will begin at approximately 9am and should be complete by 12pm.

Communications to University staff and students and adjoining local residents in Sippy Downs will be produced and delivered over the coming week.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Gabriel McGhee directly.

Gabriel McGhee
Coordinator, University Grounds
Asset Management Services
USC

Ph 07 5456 5448
gmcghee@usc.edu.au
usc.edu.au

Planned burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat

Planned burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat

As a component of the fire management program for the University of the Sunshine Coast, a small area within the Compensatory Habitat translocation site has been identified as requiring a prescribed burn.

USC Compensatory Habitat
The section for the prescribed burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat this Saturday is Area 1

This area is in the far corner of the University and adjacent to the University lakes, Claymore road and the Chancellor Park estate. The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of heathland and forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the translocated habitat area. This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural heath and forest regeneration.

Prior to burning a permit to light the fire will be issued by the local fire warden.

Suitable weather conditions such as moisture, humidity and wind speed and direction will dictate an appropriate day and time for the burn to take place. Depending on weather & a few other variables it will take place on the first suitable day of the following alternatives:-

Saturday, 23rd July
Wednesday, 10th August

Please note it is not intended to initiate burning for the entire reserve, with the prescribed burn encompassing 1 hectare of the reserve. The burn is planned to commence at approximately 10am on the first of those available days nominated above and is expected to be completed by 11am.

The burn will be undertaken by Officers from Rural Fire Service Queensland. During the burn access will be restricted.

Prescribed Burn in Sippy Downs – USC Compensatory Habitat

Prescribed Burn in Sippy Downs – USC Compensatory Habitat

USC Compensatory HabitatUSC wishes to advise the local neighbourhood that the prescribed burn of the Compensatory Habitat, near Bainbridge Circuit which was scheduled for today will now be conducted on the first suitable day of the following alternatives:-

 Wednesday the 8th July 2015
 Wednesday the 15th July 2015

Area 4 and 5 as marked on the attached map within the Compensatory Habitat translocation site has been identified as requiring a prescribed burn. These areas are in the far corner of the University Grounds and adjacent to the University lakes, Claymore road and the Sippy Downs Residential area.

The burn is planned to commence at approximately 9am on the first of those available days and is expected to be completed by 3pm.

The burn will be undertaken by Officers from Rural Fire Service Queensland. During the burn access will be restricted.

(Prescribed Burn Sippy Downs)