Fuel reduction burning removes accumulated forest litter (leaves and needles, grass etc) from the forest floor during primarily winter to reduce fuel for wildfires that may occur during more hazardous conditions, particularly in the spring and early summer months when higher temperatures can combine with periods of lower rainfall and humidity. These low intensity fires (flame heights mostly less than 1 m) are kept under strict control and are lit generally in the winter months but also late summer or autumn, after rain and when the wind will blow smoke away from population centres and major roads.
Unfortunately, forest arson remains a problem for forestry organisations around the world, so if you see an uncontrolled forest fire (generally indicated by a lack of signage and larger flames) or see suspicious activity in or around our forests, dial “000” to report it. Information in relation to forest arson can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Fuel Reduction Burning Program
The map of Queensland below shows where HQPlantations plantations are located. To view a detailed map of the plantation estate that you are interested in and the areas proposed for fuel reduction burning, click on the relevant link to the left.