Planned burn of habitat on USC campus

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Planned burn of habitat on USC campus

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Published on 29 July 2014

A planned burn of a small section of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s compensatory habitat site will occur tomorrow, Wednesday 30 July, weather permitting.

Officers from Rural Fire Service Queensland will begin the burn of less than one hectare of heathland on the far eastern side of the University campus, near Claymore Road, shortly after 9am.

Nearby Chancellor Park Estate residents have been notified.

The burn will be supervised by USC as part of its fire management plan for the habitat, which was successfully relocated to the campus from Bundilla when a housing estate was built years ago.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of heathland and forest fuels and to help create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the habitat area.

This will reduce the intensity of any future wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural heath and forest regeneration.

— Terry Walsh

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