Smoke from Whitsunday Islands National Park, 20 July 2020 to 15 August 2020

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
20 July to 15 August 2020
Published:
15 July 2020 1:59pm
ID:
20175

This alert applies to the following parks:

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be conducting planned burns on Hook Island (Nara Inlet and Macona Inlet) and Whitsunday Island (Whitehaven Beach). These burns will commence between 20th July 2020 and the 15th August 2020, weather permitting. The planned burns are part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke will be seen in the Whitsunday Islands area.

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 water so it is important that vessels operate safely to the conditions.

For more information, please call Whitsunday office of QPWS on 49625205.

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