A new website designed to help fire and land managers “compare the risk reduction benefits and costs from different combinations of prescribed burning strategies”, was launched in July 2020. The Bushfire Natural Hazards Community Research Centre (BNHCRC) worked in partnership with the University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University and the University of Melbourne to bring the website to life. Data from 13 study areas across NSW, Victoria, the ACT, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland from a range of different vegetation types have been combined to enable a comparison of the cost and effectiveness of a range of different fire mitigation strategies.
On July 14th the BNHCRC hosted a webinar explaining the new project with presentations by Naomi Stephens from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Professor Ross Bradstock from the University of Wollongong and Dr Hamish Clarke from the University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University.
To learn more about the project head to their website here, or view the webinar below.
BNHCRC is a centre that acts as a hub for research about bushfires and natural hazards. For more information on BNHCRC head to https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/about.