Conway National Park planned burns

Category:
Other
Applies:
14 July to 31 August 2020
Published:
14 July 2020 9:00am
ID:
20168

This alert applies to the following park:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burns within Repulse Creek & Saltwater Creek catchments of Conway National Park between the 20 July 2020 to the 31 August 2020, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke will be seen rising from sections of Conway National Park. Smoke may affect areas adjacent to Conway National Park including Proserpine, Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Cannon Valley, Dingo Beach and Hideaway Bay. 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 may also decrease visibility nearby on the roads, on the water and in the air so it is important that motorists, mariners and pilots drive/fly safely.

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