Planned Burn Rainbow Beach
It is likely we will see smoke coming from the Cooloola Recreation Area during a planned burn this week.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will be lighting fires within the Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park near Cooloola Cove on Wednesday 21 August and Thursday 22 August 2019, weather permitting.
The exercise is part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.
As a result, smoke may be seen in the area east of Cooloola Cove.
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.
For more information, please call Rainbow Beach office of QPWS on 5586 9900.