Smoke from Magnetic Island National Park
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P) will conduct a planned
burn within the Searchlight Tower area between Arthur Bay and Florence Bay Monday 12 July
2021, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management
program for parks and forests.
As a result, smoke may be seen in the Forts and Florence Bay area.
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.
Track from Arthur Bay to Florence Bay may be impacted by smoke and Rangers will advise
walkers on the day.
For more information, please call Magnetic Island office of QPWS&P on 4778 5378.