Subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, ACT Parks and Conservation Service will commence two prescribed burns at the Jerrabomberra Grasslands and Molonglo River Reserve today.
The burn at Jerrabomberra Grasslands is being conducted over multiple small sites up to 6 ha each to reduce exotic grasses, particularly Wild Oats.
The 16 ha ecological burn at Molonglo River Reserve is being conducted to reduce invasive weeds, help our native species and enhance the critically endangered Box-Gum woodland.
Both prescribed burns will start today and may continue through to tomorrow if required.
People with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases, should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.
You can also find more information about upcoming burns by following @ACTParks on Facebook.
Information and health advice for dealing with outdoor smoke can also be found by visiting ACT Health.
For tips on how to stay safe if there is smoke in the area, visit the Asthma Foundation website. If visible smoke in the area causes any emotional distress, please see the available resources on the ACT Health’s Mental Health website to help manage the impacts.