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Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service - Smoke from Hinchinbrook Island National Park announcement

12th June 2018

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct a planned burn on Hinchinbrook Island National Park starting Wednesday 13 June 2018, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.

As a result, smoke may be seen on the north-eastern side of the Mount Pitt area.

The aim of this burn is to reduce fuel loads 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. This area was last burnt in 2012 and primarily contains fire adapted woodland and Eucalypt forest vegetation communities.

This planned burn will not affect campers or hikers on the Thorsborne Trail.

For more information, please call the North Tropical Coast Marine Park office of QPWS on 4722 5343 or 4778 5378.

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