Hotspot Fire Project

Resources and materials

Hotspots has designed and developed resources to provide land and fire managers, landholders and communities with regionally specific information about vegetation communities, fire ecology and fire management. Our materials are tailored to individual Catchment Management Authority (CMA) regions.

Click on the CMA region below to access the materials related to that CMA. Alternatively you can search for factsheets, case studies or ecological resources.

If you don't know which CMA region you are in, you can search using our interactive map.

Evaluation of the Hotspots Program

This evaluation was conducted as part of a PhD project from March 2011 to August 2014. The broader aims of the PhD were to explore how different landholders, agency and NGO staff negotiate the multiple scientific, social, physical, ethical and political issues and relationships relating to the use of fire as a management practice on private land in New South Wales, and how fire training programs affect these negotiations. This evaluation focuses on one of those fire training programs, The Hotspots Fire Project.

The evaluation combined detailed case studies, participant observations of workshops and staff training days, interviews with committee members and a survey sent to all landholders participating in workshops across New South Wales between 2010 and 2013. Download the full report.