Community announcement - Smoke from planned burn

Date Listed: 6/3/2019

Community announcement

Smoke from planned burn – Girramay, Girringun National Park and Cardwell State Forest The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a series of early planned burns within Girringun and Girramay National Park area as well as the Cardwell State Forest from March 2019, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

The program will involve a series of test burns followed by ground and aerial ignition.

As a result, smoke may be seen in the Cardwell Forest Drive, Fishers Creek, Conn Creek, Five Mile Creek, Murray Upper, Edmund Kennedy and Rockingham Road areas.

Fuel reduction will also occur east and west of the Bruce Highway between Cardwell and the Cardwell Range.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas.

This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires, and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration. Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions.

For more information, please call Cardwell office of QPWS on 07 4066... .

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