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Proceedings from NCC Bushfire Conference and Field Day

Wednesday, 20th December 2017

Proceedings from NCC Bushfire Conference and Field Day

The Nature Conservation Council hosted their 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference in Sydney on May 30th & 31st. There were 270 people from 6 different States and Territories who attended this year’s conference which focused on how fire management can actively support and enhance ecological values across the landscape.

Proceedings of the conference are now available on the NCC website, including transcripts of talks and the accompanying slide presentations.

The conference program explored four key themes:

  1. Buildings and backyards for people, plants and animals – risk, resilience and adaptation. How can community acceptance of fire as an integral part of our natural systems be supported and broadened?
  2. Fire, restoration and biodiversity. How is fire being used for ecological restoration and integrated with other land management practices?
  3. Fire and fauna. What has been learnt about the interactions of fire, fauna and habitat and how is this knowledge influencing on-ground management practices?
  4. Fire, ferals and weeds. How can the interactions of fire, weeds and feral animal species be managed most effectively?

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