Smoke from planned burn within Mt Archer
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.