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Message from the Hotspots Team

Welcome to the June edition of the Hotspots News Online.

Articles in this edition:

  1. 2018-2019 fire season update
  2. Tarraganda, Tathra workshops
  3. Recent workshops in Pappinbarra, Tingha, Orangeville/Werombi and Wingello
  4. Upcoming workshops in Barrington Tops, Busby’s Flat, Bumbaldry, Wards River, Bombay and Cobargo 
  5. Join NCC's Large Forest Owls Project
  6. NCC Fire and Restoration Network Hub
  7. Fires Near Me 4.1.0. app update
  8. Useful links and apps

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 2018-19

The season up until 31 March saw a total of 10,517 bush or grass fires across NSW, which burnt 322,671 hectares. Read more...

Tarraganda, Tathra workshops

After a major fire last year in the Tathra region, NCC’s Hotspots Fire Project teamed-up with the NCC Bushfire Program and NSW RFS Community Protection Planning team to deliver a suite of programs to assist the community to build resilience post-fire. Read more...

Recent workshops in Pappinbarra, Tingha, Orangeville/Werombi and Wingello

Workshops have been carried out in the north of the state in Pappinbarra and Tingha, in the central regions of Orangeville/Werombi and Wingello, with one final workshop being held on Sunday in the south at Tarraganda. Read more...


Upcoming workshops across the state in 2019-20

The Hotspots team are starting to plan workshops for next financial year and beyond across the state. In the north there discussions are taking place with key community representatives at Busby’s Flat and Barrington Tops, in the central regions of Bumbaldry and Lithgow, and in the south at Bombay and Cobargo. Read more...

Join NCC’s Large Forest Owls Project

NCC’s Pete Knock is looking for previous Hotspots project participants in the Richmond-Clarence Lowlands to join a landmark new program, the Large Forest Owls Project, which aims to support landholders in this region to protect and support populations of vulnerable large forest owls (barking owl, masked owl and powerful owl) on their property. If you would like to sign up or learn more about the project click here.

NCC Fire and Restoration Site Network Hub

Recent articles on the Fire & Restoration site include Hotspots ecologist Mark Graham discussing hollow-bearing trees and the Bonnells Bay area; a bush fire myth-buster guide; Climate change and bush fire roundtable discussion; and how to search for threatened species in your area. Read more...

Fires Near Me NSW app update

The Fires Near Me NSW app has been recently updated to version 4.1.0. Read more...

Useful links and applications

Check out the updated list of resources including tools, databases, and applications you may find useful. Read more...