FIRE: An environmental, cultural issue impacting on Fauna & Flora (commencing April 2019)
In WA, and across the globe, we regularly see ﬁres out of control, causing property loss and impacting on our environment. It is clear FIRE management is extremely important and we need to be proactive. Most people want to do something, but are unsure what to do. Currently most burns are hot, causing lasting impacts, on ﬂora, fauna and soil, and adding masses of carbon to the atmosphere. This project will go back to basics, learning from and demonstrating
Aboriginal “ﬁre management techniques”. This project will use bush ﬁre specialists to: run community information workshops; work with local Aboriginals to conduct demonstration burns on private property, providing training opportunities for local communities; NRM groups; voluntary ﬁre brigades and most importantly local landholders. There will be: comprehensive planning; pre and post-ﬁre study of the site,
including surveys, photos and soil-sampling. The outcome will be better educated with a more proactive ﬁre ready community moving towards cooler burns with better environmental outcomes.