Stirling Ridge Walk reopened after fires

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Torched vegetation on the Bluff Knoll trail.
Camera IconTorched vegetation on the Bluff Knoll trail. Credit: Malyn Pumariga.

The Stirling Range Ridge Walk has been reopened to the public after last May’s bushfires which tore through parts of the national park.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions confirmed the 26km ridge walk reopened two weeks ago.

A spokeswoman said the vegetation in the area had bounced back from the fire.

“The vegetation around the area has grown back and we reopened the walk

two weeks ago,” she said.

The popular Ridge Walk at Stirling Range National Park had been closed after an

escaped prescribed burn sparked an emergency warning in May last year.

More than 17,000ha of farming land was burnt during the incident, with one farmer claiming he lost nearly 400 sheep. It also sparked a State Government review which led to proposals to improve communication between emergency services and work with landowners to reduce fuel loads.

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