With near zero rainfall recorded over the last two months, and predicted warmer and drier conditions for the next few months, this is an ideal time to think about how you will manage fire on your property. Fire is part of the Australian landscape and can have positive and negative effects on our plants and animals. Different vegetation types and individual plants and animals respond differently to fire.
Hotspots is a project that focuses on fire ecology, fire management planning and biodiversity conservation. An end product for landholders participating in the project is having your own individual property fire management plan. By preparing property fire management plans in conjunction with others in the local community, fire can be addressed at a landscape scale, reducing bush fire risk whilst improving and maintaining biodiversity. A focus of the Bungawalbin / Main Camp Hotspots Fire Project will be the Endangered Population of the North Coast Emu. There will also be representation from the local Aboriginal community with the opportunity to discuss connection to country and the importance of fire in Aboriginal culture.
The Hotspots Fire Project is jointly managed by the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, in conjunction with other key supporting partners from government and non government agencies and organisations.
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