HB: Coordinated Fire Management

Implement a coordinated approach to fire management, across landholders and landscapes, incorporating cultural and ecological knowledge to improve outcomes from controlled burns.

Why it is important?

Fire management brings multiple benefits, including weed management, removing pest animal harbourage and ecological and cultural outcomes. A coordinated approach across all tenures and land uses will bring the best outcomes.

Examples of Local Action

  • Develop and make available a fire toolkit to educate and raise awareness of fire management appropriate to our area.
  • Identify suitable locations and, where appropriate, investigate the use of early dry season, cool fire as a management tool in degraded wetland areas. This may be an option in particular areas, such as those with a high weed biomass, limited ecological or hydrological function or where access is difficult.
  • Investigate whether developing and implementing appropriate fire management programs can open up opportunities in carbon credit programs.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-CM 7: Landholder Support Program
Work collaboratively to enhance existing, and develop new, practical and useful extension and knowledge brokering services and products for land managers, covering the wide range of integrated NRM issues affecting, and affected by, land management.

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