Habitats at Risk: A knowledge based system for ecological burning in the South East of South Australia
The native vegetation of the south east region is highly fragmented having been heavily cleared largely for primary production purposes. Much of the remaining native vegetation is owned by private landholders, many of which have a desire to better understand how to manage their native vegetation to protect and enhance remaining biodiversity. Until recently, use of controlled fire to promote ecological regeneration has been missing from the biodiversity toolbox.
This project is building private landholder understanding of when it may be appropriate to use fire to promote regeneration in native vegetation via
- development and dissemination of information regarding ecologically appropriate sustainable fire regimes:
- plain language ecological fire management guidelines
- ecological fire management fact sheets
- development of and public access to regional fire history archive:
- identification of areas where species may be at risk due to being long unburnt or too frequently burnt
- participatory based community fire management planning for ecological purposes workshops:
- site visits to ecological burning demonstration sites.
An ecological burning workshop will be held in the Struan area in late April/early May (dependant on weather conditions). Numbers are limited and registration of interest is required.
For more information
For more information about the project, contact Kelly Menadue, Senior Consultant, Rural Solutions SA on (08) 8735 1304 or 0428 102 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NRM Space web portal for information relating to NRM activities in the South east
Habitats at Risk (fire history archive) information coming soon!
Rural Solutions SA Fire Management Page
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Country Fire Service, News Rules about Managing Native Vegetation