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Message from the Hotspots Team

Welcome to the December edition of the Hotspots News Online.

Articles in this edition:

  1. Fire Season Update, December 2022
  2. Hotspots Workshops Update
  3. Hotspots Works with NEMA School Project
  4. The Australian Fire Danger Rating Has Changed!
  5. Save the Date – 2023 NCC Bushfire Conference
  6. FNPW Grants for Landholders Now Open
  7. Hotspots Staff Updates
  8. Fire and Restoration Resource Hub
  9. Apps and links

To find out more about Hotspots workshops and to register, click here or in the Hotspots workshops article below.

Kind regards,                                                                                                             
The Hotspots Team

Fire Season Update December 2022

There is prolific growth in grass fuel loads across most of NSW. With wet soils, continued grass growth into summer is predicted. Read the full article…

Hotspots Workshops Update December 2022

A full two-day workshop series has successfully been delivered to the Three Headlands community since June, accompanied by two individual information sessions in Utungan and Goolawah. Read more...

Hotspots Works with NEMA School Project

RFS Hotspots facilitator Jamie Bertram recently took part in delivering the first of 13 NEMA-funded Bushfire Education Workshops that are being delivered to primary schools in Coffs Harbour LGA to help children feel less anxious about bushfires. Read more...

The Australian Fire Danger Rating Has Changed!

Australia’s Fire Danger Ratings have changed, and are now consistent across all states and territories, as well as vegetation types. Take a look at how they have changed, and how to respond to the new ratings. Read more...

Save the Date – 2023 NCC Bushfire Conference

In case you missed it - the Nature Conservation Council of NSW's 13th Biennial Bushfire Conference, themed “Managing Bushfire Together: applying science, skills and stories” has been confirmed for Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th of May 2023, at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre in Surry Hills. Read more...  

FNPW Grants for Landholders Now Open

Grants of up to $5000 are being offered with the purpose of supporting communities in areas affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire season. Read more...

Hotspots Staff Updates

The Hotspots Fire Project welcomes new team members in both the Rural Fire Service and Nature Conservation Council. Please say hello if you encounter Zofie, Jason, Belinda or Neale at future workshops or events! Read more...

Fire and Restoration Resource Hub

Various new articles have been published on the Fire and Restoration Resource Hub website, including a community initiative to protect hollow bearing trees, looking at the power of citizen science as a tool to lessen the effects of fire on important hollows and habitat trees, and considering topics such as the use of forest thinning as a fire management strategy. Read more...

Useful Links and Applications

Check out a link to the DPE's online store, where materials are currently being sold at a discounted price (e.g. David Keith's Ocean Shores to Desert Dunes (2004) is now only $40). Read more...