The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct planned burn operations within the Mapleton National Park. FILE Photo: Rob Williams
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct planned burn operations within the Mapleton National Park. FILE Photo: Rob Williams

Controlled burn planned for Coast hinterland

Coast residents are advised not to be alarmed if they see smoke around the Mapleton National Park or near Cooloolabin and Yandina where controlled burns are taking place.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct planned burn operations in the area this month as part of the annual hazard reduction program for parks and forests.

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As a result, smoke may be seen in the Cooloolabin, Yandina, Wappa Dam, and Bridges areas.

The aim of the burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas.

A technique that will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

The service is urging drivers to take care on the roads as smoke can decrease visibility.

For more information, please call Maleny office on 5494 3983.



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