Burn-offs planned for Fraser Island for next four weeks

SMOKE may be seen in and around the Orchid Beach, Waddy Point and Wathumba areas of Fraser Island as the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service conducts burn-offs during the next four weeks.

The planned burns, weather permitting, between Friday, May 24, and June 20 were part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests, QPWS said.

QPWS explained the aim was to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the park.

"This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration," QPWS said in a statement.

For more information, phone the Dundubara office of QPWS on 4127 9138.



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