The National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service are undertaking an eight hectare hazard reduction burn in Jervis Bay National Park today with the aim of reducing fuel loads around Vincentia and Bayswood Estate.
Smoke will be around the area through out the day and people with breathing difficulties should stay indoors.
The Moona Creek fire trail will be closed to walkers and cyclists, including the five-day patrol period afterwards.
NPWS Shoalhaven Area Manager Michael Phelan says the burn will assist researchers from the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program who are looking at the fire response of the Pretty Beard Orchid, an endangered native orchid which is found only in the Shoalhaven.
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