Welcome to the latest Hotspots News Online. It has been another busy period with the Hotspots team running workshops across the state. Upcoming workshops are scheduled in the Central West, Northern Rivers, Southern Rivers and Hunter regions. If you are interested in attending a workshop in your area click on the link provided in 'Upcoming Hotspots Workshops'.
The fire season officially started on 1 October, however, there has been significant fire activity across the state since September. Hot, dry and windy conditions saw many fires during September and October, with some resulting in the loss of assets. For more information on preparing for bush fire visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and download a Bush Fire Survival Plan.
The Hotspots program has been part of a collaborative project to save the Eastern Bristlebird in the Boarder Ranges region which culminated in a successful burn carried out in September. Hotspots participants in the Corindi Valley community were challenged by fires during the 2012/13 fire season but fires were significantly contained in part due to the preparatory work done as part of the Hotspots workshop program. Also the Great Koala Count kicks off today for 10 days, with the aim of creating a comprehensive picture of koala numbers and locations across the landscape. To find out more information on this and the other stories please see the details below.
As always the Hotspots team would like to hear from you...please forward your feedback, and be part of our regular "have your say" article.
Kind regards, The Hotspots Team