NCC’s Bushfire Program hosted a 1hr webinar on June 2nd with three leading experts who delved into the impacts of the recent 2019-2020 bush fires on a range of ecosystems across NSW including our northern rainforests.

Watch the webinar below

The Bushfire Program usually hosts a biennial bushfire conference in May, but due to COVID-19 these plans had to be postponed. So as not to lose this important opportunity to discuss and learn from the recent devastating bush fires, we organised a webinar to stimulate discussion and knowledge sharing, Flames in the Rainforests: bushfire impacts and restoration in NSW.

The webinar included presentations by:

  • Dr Ross Peacock, from Macquarie University, presenting “The impacts of the 2019/20 fire season on rainforest communities in northern NSW
  • Conservationist Dailan Pugh OAM presenting “Impacts of the wildfires on koalas and rainforest in north-eastern NSW
  • Dr Tein McDonald AM President of the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR) presenting “Bush regenerators helping post-fire recovery
  • Q+A and panel discussion

The webinar attracted a live audience of over 430 members from the 5 states and territories along the east coast of Australia. Dr Ross Peacock, Dailan Pugh OAM and Dr Tein McDonald AM all delivered thought-provoking, engaging talks with 99% of respondents saying they would like the Bushfire Program to host similar webinars in the future.

Related resources

Our presenters respond to questions by the audience:

Ask the expert: Dr Ross Peacock

Ask the expert: Dailan Pugh

Ask the expert: Dr Tein McDonald

AABR resources

First Aid for Burned Bushland Videos

Post-Fire Bush Regeneration Map and Resources


Rainforest expert Dr Robert Kooyman on the impacts of the recent fires

Dr Ross Peacock (3:12), Dailan Pugh OAM (19:42), Dr Tein McDonald AM (34:27) and Q+A (48:25).


Please send us an email and we'll reply within three working days. Regards, NCC Fire and Restoration team


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