Planned burns

Closure status: A facility or feature within the park is closed

Category:
Fire closure or access restriction
Applies:
8 April to 31 May 2022
Published:
7 April 2022 1:55pm
ID:
21843

This alert applies to the following park:

Prudhoe, Penrith Planned burns.

Hello Park Users,

Please be advised that the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in Airlie Beach will be conducting planned burns on -

  • Prudhoe Island
  • Penrith Island

This will begin from Friday 8th of April until 31st of May 2022, weather permitting.

The planned burn is part of the annual hazard reduction and conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke will be seen in the Northumberland and South Cumberland Group Island National Parks.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas. In turn, this will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favorable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Please be aware that smoke can decrease visibility on the water, so it is important that vessels operate safely to the conditions.

For further information please contact Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service on (07) 4962 5205 or email QPWSgbrmciGBRMPR.Corro@des.qld.gov.au

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