Facebook icon Twitter icon Forward icon

Message from the Hotspots Team

Welcome to the December edition of the Hotspots News Online

Articles in this edition:

• 2017-18 Fire season – December update  
• Scheduled Hotspots workshops
• Recent Carwoola workshops
• Proceedings from NCC Bushfire Conference and Field Day
• NCC Fire and Restoration Network Hub
• Hotspots Fire and Weeds booklet
• Fires Near Me – update available
• Useful links and apps

To find out more about Hotspots workshops and to register, click on the link provided in the Scheduled Hotspots Workshops article below.

We would like to thank all the Hotspots participants, the supporting agency partners and everyone who has helped make the program this year a success. 

Wishing you a safe and happy break!

Kind regards,                                                                                                                         
The Hotspots Team

2017-18 Fire season - December update

A late-forming La Niña has been declared by the Bureau of Meteorology, however, indicators suggest while it is likely to persist over summer, it will be weak and bring little in the way of widespread heavy rainfall. Read more...

Scheduled Hotspots Workshops

Workshops are scheduled in the Broken Head, Bocoble/Triangle Swamp and Canyonleigh regions of NSW. Click for more information or to register your interest in attending. Read more...

Recent Carwoola Workshops

The team adapted the Hotspots model to run two workshop series back to back with the Carwoola community, near Queanbeyan, who were recently affected by a bushfire. Read more...

Proceedings from NCC Bushfire Conference and Field Day

Proceedings of the Nature Conservation Council’s 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference in Sydney, 30 and 31 May, are available on the NCC website, including transcripts of talks and accompanying slide presentations. Read more...

NCC Fire and Restoration Network Hub

Created as a platform for people with a shared interest in using fire for ecological restoration, the Fire and Restoration Hub continues to generate interesting discussion. Read more...

Hotspots Fire and Weeds Landholder Booklet

The Hotspots booklet on the interaction between fire and weeds in native vegetation in NSW, designed for landholders, is available via the Hotspots website. Read more...

Fires Near Me – update available

The Fires Near Me NSW application has recently been updated to version 3.1.0 (IOS) or 3.0 (Android). For more information and to check if you have the latest version of the app installed see here.  Read more...

Useful links and apps

Hotspots has updated the selection of links that you may find useful. If you have recommendations for other sites and applications please send them through to the Hotspots team. Read more...