• Bushfire Volunteer wrote a new post 1 month ago

    Applying science, skills and stories at Ku-ring-gai, Sydney Directly following and complementing NCC’s 2023 Bushfire Conference, Managing Fire Together: Applying science, skills, and stories, NCC’s Bus

  • Bushfire Volunteer wrote a new post 1 month ago

    NCC Bushfire Conference 2023 NCC’s 13th biennial Bushfire Conference, “Managing Bushfire Together: Applying science, skills and stories”, took place on the 24-25th May,

  • Have you read our article on citizen science? If you have, you’ll know how important contributions to public citizen science datasets are, in order to assist with population monitoring, research, and m

  • Have you ever noticed dense thickets of Acacia emerge post-fire, and wondered if they may represent a long-term fire hazard? At our 2023 Bushfire Conference in May, NSW DPE Senior Research Scientist Andrew

  • Would you like to measure multiple aspects indicating the health of your property’s soil, without spending a fortune on expensive equipment? Take a look at DPI’s Soil Health Card resource, developed for the

  • A recent article in the Guardian has explored the use of remotely piloted drones in order to facilitate the early detection of bushfires in otherwise inaccessible areas. It specifically discusses thermal

  • Citizen science databases can be an excellent tool for getting to know the flora and fauna present within your surrounding environment, and these days there are plenty of platforms with publicly accessible

  • Around the country, communities are using the power of citizen science to help protect a highly ecologically valuable and quickly disappearing natural resource – hollow-bearing trees.

    Tree hollows serve as v

  • Particularly following the 2019-2020 bushfire season, various techniques to lessen the severity of bushfires have been discussed in great depth, with the mechanical thinning of forests emerging as a controversial

  • Watch the final showcase of the Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub as their initial works draw to a close. The Research Hub was established in 2018 as a joint initiative between four major universities, the

  • We are all
    familiar with the severe and extensive bushfires of 2019-20 which impacted the
    lives of so many people across the country and caused widespread and
    devastating ecological loss. Like many across

  • We’ve all seen the current effects of climate change. As bushfires become larger, more sever and more frequent the impact upon Australia’s bushland will be significant. Understanding how changing fire regimes

  • Ever wondered who your fury, scaly and feathered neighbours are? What lives in your local bush or your backyard? Ever wondered how to find out?

    As part of the Fire, Biodiversity and Community: connecting

  • Have you ever wanted to know more about your environment and how it is changing? Monitoring is a powerful tool that anyone can use to better help them understand the health and functioning of a landscape.

  • The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) has developed a booklet on cultural burning, collating Aboriginal stories from Southern Australia. Six illustrated posters accompany the

  • The NSW Department of Planning and Environment have released an app for android users that allows you to explore Plant Community Types out in the field. Plant Community Types are the finest scale of

  • Martin Roberts from Macedon Ranges Shire Council explores ecological burns from a Local Government perspective in a presentation for Victoria’s Healthy Landscapes – Practical Regenerative Agricultural Communities

  • As one who enjoys long bushwalks and studying nature, I was very keen to grab hold of a copy of this recent book. Having walked as a ‘swaggie’ from Yuleba to Surat along the Cobb and Co coach route in 2018 and

  • Two years on from the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires, this Conversation article
    analyses the current state of fire management and concludes only a multitude of
    approaches can save Australia from ever increasing

  • The Hotspots Fire Project, jointly delivered by the Nature
    Conservation Council and the NSW Rural Fire Service, has released the first in
    a series of fact sheets to help landholders better understand

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