Port Macquarie Hastings council has started the ball rolling to develop internal capability to undertake pile burns and small scale HR’s. I have been implementing post HR weeding to ensure no increase in weeds or loss of ecological health. I am lucky that I utilise the same contractors each year and thus that familiarity with the sites means cohesion and early detection of weed issues post burns.
I also would be thrilled if more intensive monitoring could be regularly undertaken to collate data on the effectiveness of the integration of fuel load mitigation and weed management.
ps. Do you know of any keen students willing to do this every year for free?