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Upcoming workshops in Tingha, Pappinbarra, Orangeville, Wingello and Tathra

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

Upcoming workshops in Tingha, Pappinbarra, Orangeville, Wingello and Tathra

Following the Hotspots workshop series delivered to the Carwoola community in 2017, the team was approached by Bega Shire Council about running a similar program for the Tathra community. The Hotspots team worked with the Carwoola community about nine months after a wildfire to help post-fire recovery planning. The Tathra community experienced a wildfire in March 2018 so the team is engaging with the community to deliver a similar program. 

Further north, near Sydney, the peri-urban communities of Orangeville and Werombi have expressed interest in learning more about using fire for conservation and risk management. Planning is underway to deliver two workshop days in autumn 2019.

The team is busy preparing for a workshop series in Wingello, near Bowral. Delivered in conjunction with the Wingecarribee Shire Council, a key focus of the workshop is connecting with the Land for Wildlife program to promote wildlife conservation, including protecting local koala and spotted-tailed quoll populations. Bush fire risk is also a concern so participants will be supported to complete fire management plans for their properties and to identify fire management objectives and actions. Both workshops are scheduled for autumn 2019.

In the north of the state, scoping and delivery preparation is continuing with the Tingha community, near Inverell, which will be delivered in April and May 2019. The Hotspots team will support the Anaiwan Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) and wider community to develop property fire management plans that address bush fire risk and protection of cultural and ecological assets. 

In February and March this year, the Hotspots team will work with community members from the Pappinbarra area near Port Macquarie to develop property fire management plans and become more actively involved in community fire management planning and implementing actions for risk and biodiversity conservation. Two key focus topics of these workshops will be working in fire-affected landscapes and koalas.

If you are interested in attending one of these workshops, please register your interest via the Hotspots website: http://hotspotsfireproject.org.au/contact

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