Smoke from planned burn within Mt Archer

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE Queens­land Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice will con­duct a planned burn within the Mount Archer area near Rock­hamp­ton to­mor­row, weather per­mit­ting, as part of the an­nual haz­ard re­duc­tion/con­ser­va­tion man­age­ment pro­gram for parks and forests.

As a re­sult, smoke may be seen in the Rock­hamp­ton 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 roads, so it is im­por­tant that mo­torists drive safely to the con­di­tions.

The QPWS fire man­age­ment pro­gram is guided by a com­pre­hen­sive Fire Man­age­ment Sys­tem, pro­vid­ing sys­tems and pro­ce­dures to fa­cil­i­tate plan­ning, im­ple­men­ta­tion and mon­i­tor­ing of fire man­age­ment.

Park alerts pro­vide ad­vice on planned burn­ing likely to af­fect pub­lic visi­ta­tion such as camp­ing or sim­i­lar ac­tiv­i­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please call the Rock­hamp­ton of­fice of QPWS on 4936 0570.

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