NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will take advantage of the forecast favourable weather conditions next week to conduct several hazard reduction burns across the North West.
About 4000 hectares of national parks are scheduled for hazard reduction burns, with the NPWS to try to complete the burns before the Easter break.
Burns are planned across five reserves: Mount Kaputar National Park, Bingara State Conservation Area, Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area, Bullala National Park and Moema National Park.
NPWS Barwon area manager Marty Linehan said the burning program while large, should not impact local communities.
"We have planned these burns to occur simultaneously to take the best advantage of our available resources, including the helicopter," he said.
"No visitor areas within Mount Kaputar NP will be closed. However, the Plagyan portion of the reserve will be closed to all visitors, including horse-riders.
"The burn at Bingara State Conservation Area is likely to be the most visible and residents in town will notice smoke, although forecast wind predictions should minimise any impact.
"Staff will continue to control the burn areas as long as necessary.
"The operation will only be conducted if the weather conditions are right on the day."
Mr Linehan said people with asthma, or who were susceptible to respiratory problems, were advised to keep clear of the areas or stay indoors.