THE Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct a planned burn within Mount Archer National Park area on Thursday at 1pm, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests.
As a result, smoke may be seen in the Rockhampton and Yeppoon areas.
The aim of this low-intensity burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the park.
This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.
For more information, please call the Rockhampton office of QPWS on 4936 0570.