Once again, government pyromaniacs destroyed extremely valuable ecosystems and a wildlife corridor in the Kirth Kiln Regional Park near Hoddles Creek (March 2013). This was two days before a total fire ban when rainfall for the prior 6 months had been the lowest ever recorded. The fire managers called it an ‘ecological burn’, but had absolutely no ecological purpose. It was meant to be patchy and low level but in those conditions it burnt 100% of the area. It destroyed non-target gullies, remnant hollow-bearing old trees and was conducted within a protected water supply area.
The group Friends of Hoddles Creek has asked for an independent investigation into this burn.
The atrocities committed under the state’s burning program just keep mounting up!
Read the Friends of Hoddles Creek media release (PDF) here