Our 2017 Bushfire Conference: Fire, Fauna and Ferals will be held 30-31 May with a field day on 1 June.

Nature Conservation Council Bushfire Conferences

2017 Conference Proceedings

Every two years the Nature Conservation Council of NSW holds its Bushfire Conference.  These multi-disciplinary conferences explore how fire management can support ecological values across the landscape. As well as providing the opportunity to share on-ground experiences in using fire, conference programs focus on current thinking and new research in fire management and fire ecology, and the integration of fire with other natural area management techniques. Experts from a range of sectors present the latest scientific research, policy and planning, and on-ground project implementation.

The conferences:

  • examine the interactions between fire and fauna across a range of ecosystems;
  • investigate integrated approaches to managing fire, native fauna and flora, weeds and pest animals;
  • discuss on-ground fire and restoration projects; and
  • showcase Aboriginal burning initiatives.

NCC's Bushfire Conferences provide a unique opportunity to contribute to discussions about moving beyond current fire management approaches, and encourage and promote ideas and initiatives that help protect, restore and enhance ecological values.

NCC encourages and welcomes enquiries from researchers, practitioners and community groups who would like to present the work they are involved in at the next Bushfire Conference in 2020.

Previous Conference Proceedings

2017 Bushfire Conference Proceedings: Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush

2015 Bushfire Conference Proceedings: Fire and Restoration: working with fire for healthy lands

2013 Bushfire Conference Proceedings: Fire and Healthy Landscapes: resilient environment, resilient people

2011 Bushfire Conference Abstracts: Bushfire in the Landscape: different values, a shared vision

2009 Bushfire Conference Abstracts: Biodiversity Under Fire

2007 Bushfire Conference Abstracts: Bushfire in a Heating World

For information on where to borrow proceedings from the 1994 Conference Bushfire!Looking to the Future, the 1998 Conference Protecting the Environment Land, Life and Property, the 2000 Conference Red Trucks: Green Futures, the 2002 Conference Bushfires: managing the risk and the 2004 Conference Bushfire in a Changing Environment, visit the National Library of Australia,


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