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Prescribed burning in the Table Mountain National Park due to take place in coming weeks

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Prescribed burning in the Table Mountain National Park due to take place in coming weeks

Unread post by MATTHYS » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:27 am

Table Mountain National Park is in the process of obtaining a burning permit to conduct a number of biodiversity burns in various sections of the Park. These prescribed burns will take place between March and April 2016 under favourable weather conditions i.e. temperatures under 25°C with moderate winds of less than 20km/hr and 2-3 days after light rain has fallen.

Although we appreciate that such burning is a source of concern to Cape Town residents it must be stated that wild fires will occur and an uncontrolled fire could pose a huge risk to life and property on the urban edge. Therefore the removal of dry flammable material by means of a prescribed burn will reduce the likelihood of these uncontrolled wildfires from occurring.

Fynbos vegetation is both fire-prone and fire-adapted and the use of fire forms an integral part of the ecological management of the park. TMNP Fire Management Department together with the SANParks Cape Research Centre has developed a scientific Prescribed Burning Plan for the entire Park.


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Re: Prescribed burning in the Table Mountain National Park due to take place in coming weeks

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:30 am

Thank you for the info Matthys. :gflower:
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