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Message from the Hotspots Team

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Hotspots News Online!

Articles in this edition:

  • update on the 2016/17 fire season, and projections for the remainder of the season
  • update on recent workshop activity in Mt Mitchell, Nerriga and Mogo
  • registration details for the Nature Conservation Council’s (NCC) Bushfire Conference, 30th May to 1st June
  • a cooperative, multi-agency fire management plan incorporating a south-coast threatened koala population
  • integrated fire and weeds project focusing on Bell Miner Associated Dieback (BMAD)
  • upcoming Hotspots workshops
  • collaborative workshop delivery between Firesticks and Hotspots
  • invitation to the NCC Fire and Restoration Network Hub
  • some useful links and apps

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

Kind regards,                                                                                                                          
The Hotspots Team

Update on the 2016/17 fire season

There is above-normal fire potential forecast for most of central NSW for the remainder of the 2016/17 fire season. Conditions in spring and summer have increased the fire potential. Read more...


Recent workshops in Mt Mitchell, Nerriga and Mogo

The Hotspots team have run workshops with communities in the Mt Mitchell (southeast of Glen Innes) and Nerriga (near Braidwood) areas, as well as with the Mogo and Batemans Bay Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALC). Read more...

Registrations open for the NCC’s Bushfire Conference, 30th May to 1st June

NCC is proud to present our 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference titled Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush. Registrations are now open: https://www.o-tix.com/event/bushfireconf2017  Read more...

Cooperative koala project - protecting koalas, people and houses from wildfire

A fire management plan has been developed through a cooperative planning process to address wildfire risk to a small and highly significant threatened koala population at Tanja (Biamanga) on the Far South Coast of NSW. Read more...

Greater Sydney Local Land Services and Hotspots fire and weed management project wrap-up

Hastings River Mouse_E.Slater OEH

There have been significant ecological outcomes from a project to restore native bushland on private properties in the Bowen Mountain, Kurrajong Hills, East Kurrajong and Grose Vale areas. Read more...

Hotspots scheduled workshops

Hotspots workshops are scheduled for Yetholme, Yarramalong and Chillingham, click here for more details and to register you interest in attending. Read more...

Collaborative delivery between Firesticks and Hotspots

Hotspots delivered a two-day workshop series in Mt Mitchell with the Banbai Rangers from Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area in October 2016. Read more...

Fire and restoration network hub

Join the conversation. The Fire and Restoration Network is a place to create conversations, and share stories, information, challenges and new ideas about how fire can be used to rehabilitate degraded landscapes and restore ecological integrity. Read more...

Useful online links and apps

Some fire-related websites, link and apps that you may find useful. These include NSW Rural Fire Service fire information, ecological information, weather data, equipment and sounds Read more...