Fact sheets and resources
Flames in the Rainforests: bushfire impacts and restoration in NSW webinar
The lieu of the Bushfire Conference postponed from May 2020 to May 2021, the Bushfire Program hosted a webinar with three leading experts to discuss the impact of the 2019/20 fire season on a range of ecosystems, including our northern rainforests. The live event attracted over 400 participants who heard presentations from Dr Ross Peacock, Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Dailan Pugh (OAM), Conservationist, and Dr Tein McDonald (AM), President of the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators.
Online Environmental Tools Training Webinar 2019
To add to our last successful webinar series (see below), we have added three new videos on: uploading species sightings to NSW BioNet; reviewing NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service fire history data for public land in Google Earth Pro; and viewing NSW Globe data in Google earth pro, including topographic, land tenure and land and parcel properties data.
Searching for Threatened Species in Your Area
Knowing which species live in your local area is important when trying to design and manage a garden or community that is friendly to native wildlife. There are many online tools now available that can assist you in discovering these species and our team has produced a series of instructional videos on how to use these tools.
Bird Friendly Gardens Fact Sheet
Many people live near the bush to be closer to nature, however living near the bush can also bring the risk of bush fire. One way of reducing the risk is a well-designed and maintained garden that acts as an Asset Protection Zone, while also providing habitat for native wildlife. This fact sheet explains how this can be achieved.
Primer on Fire Ecology
Fire is a natural component of many Australian ecosystems. This primer outlines the role of fire in these ecosystems and explains how fire can be used to promote, enhance and protect ecological assets.
Integrated Fire and Weed Management: African Lovegrass
African Lovegrass has proven to be a very difficult weed to control. It regrows quickly after fire, outcompeting native species, and it creates a thick thatch when poisoned that inhibits the germination of native species. Current trials at Scheyville and Cattai National Parks in Sydney's West have demonstrated that it is possible to break the dominance of African Love Grass, by combining herbicide and fire treatments. Download our project team’s research findings, titled Using Fire to Manage Priority Weeds in Cumberland Plain Vegetation: African Lovegrass.