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Smoke from Goold Island National Park

23rd October 2019

Please see below message from the Department of Environment and Science.

Community announcement – planned burn

Smoke from Goold Island National Park

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service’s (QPWS) planned burn on Goold Island National Park is ongoing and will continue to be monitored.

 As a result, smoke may be seen in the north of Cardwell area.

In the absence of fire, eucalypt forests are prone to rapid capture by shrub and tree understorey, moving to a state of irreversible habitat change.

Maintaining the correct fire regime in eucalypt forests can help to prevent large scale wild fires capable of burning rainforest.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions.

For more information, please call QPWS North Tropical Coast Marine Park on (07) 4722 5343 or (07) 4778 5378.

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