Bowling Green Bay planned burns

Category:
Other
Applies:
14 July to 30 August 2020
Published:
14 July 2020 8:56am
ID:
20166

This alert applies to the following park:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burns within Bowling Green Bay Nationa Park during the period 15 July 2020 to 30 August 2020, weather permitting. This is part of the annual hazard reduction and conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke may be seen on the Mt Elliot, Alligator Creek sections and Cape Cleveland, Woongaloo, Jerona sections of Bowling Green Bay National Park. Track and trails within Bowling Green Bay National Park may be closed within this period. For your safety, visitors are requested to observe all signage and directions from rangers. 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.

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