May 2022 Namadgi National Park, ACT

On January 27, 2020, on a day of intense heat and wind, a grassland fire in the Orroral Valley, southern ACT, set in place a fire that eventually burnt out 80% of Namadgi National Park. After, 27 risks to ecological communities, cultural heritage and public safety were identified. The burnt area included 84km of walking tracks and 19 visitor spots.

By May, 2022, the Park is showing recovery. Large areas of woodlands now occupy the spaces of the protective canopy of forests lost in the fires. We will continue to see our natural environment obliterated with ongoing climate change.