Hazard reduction burning: Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL)

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
22 June to 31 August 2021
Published:
22 June 2021 4:10pm
ID:
21066

This alert applies to the following park:

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service together with Cape Melville, Flinders & Howick Islands Aboriginal Corporation will be conducting a series of planned burns throughout Cape Melville National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) during June, July and August 2021.

  • These burns are part of the annual hazard reduction and conservation management program for parks and forests.
  • The aim of these burns is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas, which help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest revegetation.
  • Motorists are advised that smoke can decrease visibility on the roads and to drive safely according to conditions.

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