Smoke Alert - Orchid Beach Service Station and Airstrip Blocks

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
14 June to 6 July 2022
Published:
15 June 2022 10:54am
ID:
22111

This alert applies to the following park:

Smoke from prescribed burn – Orchid Beach Service Station and Airstrip in the Great Sandy National Park – K’gari (Fraser Island) Section

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct prescribed burn operations within the K’gari (Fraser Island) section of the Great Sandy National Park near Orchid Beach Township during between 14 June 2022 to 06 July 2022, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen in Orchid Beach township, Waddy Point camping areas and beach camping zone 8 (Marloo, Ocean Lake, Duling).

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.

Please observe and adhere to all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and contractors, and do not enter closed areas or exclusion zones.

 

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