Firstly, we hope you have all had a good start to 2015. The summer started with above average temperatures across NSW, and the warm temperatures have continued. There has also been recent increased fire activity in South Australia, Victoria, and Western Australia, so our thoughts are with those affected.
Hotspots has been delivering workshops across the state with programs working with landholders with existing Property Vegetation Plans (PVP) and Bell Miner Associated Dieback (BMAD) issues, as well as brigade training. To find out more about these workshops or to register your interest in attending one in your area, click on the link provided in the Workshop activity article below.
Fire as a restoration tool will be front and centre as the focus for the 10th Biennial Nature Conservation Council Bushfire Conference, which is titled Fire and Restoration: working with fire for healthy lands. The conference will seek to address how and why fire can be used as a restoration tool, and the issues surrounding this topic. The conference will be held at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre at Surry Hills on 26-27 May, 2015.
Early-bird registration closes today, Friday 27 March. See below for details.
As always, the Hotspots Team would like to hear from you. Please forward your feedback, and be part of the Have your say article.
The Hotspots Team