Preparing for Fire Workshop Program

Our Preparing For Fire interactive workshop series is designed for communities on the urban-bushland fringe where the risk of bushfire is high and the bushland is important for wildlife conservation.

Through these workshops people become more aware of their local natural environment, the role of fire, and ways to better prepare for bushfires. Topics include fire behaviour, bushfire survival plans, house and property preparation, and fire ecology.

There is a strong emphasis on the shared responsibility that landowners and land managers in bushfire-affected areas have to plan carefully for bushfires. The workshops bring together landholders and local fire managers to develop a shared understanding of fire management planning and protection measures that best suit specific communities.

Workshops

Crescent Head Hinterland

We are running a Fire and Biodiversity workshop for the Crescent Head community on the 4th of June.

Workshop participants will learn about the unique ecological communities and threatened species in the Crescent Head Hinterland; bushfire behaviour and risks; ecology and restoration; and the use of fire in land management and conservation. Participants will also have a chance to meet their neighbours and talk to the local NSW Rural Fire Service, Kempsey Council, local land managers and NCC ecologist and staff.

The workshop is free and will run from 8:30am – 2pm and will include morning tea and lunch.

There will also be a spotlighting session to see local wildlife at 5:30pm for interested participants.

Registration essential – please register your interest here: https://crescent-head-fire-ecology.eventbrite.com.au

Tathra

We are planning a Preparing for Bushfire workshop for the Tathra community for the 30th of June, as part of a broader engagement project across the region. More information on this workshop will be available closer to the date.

Join our Fire and Restoration Network email list for upcoming workshops or visit the Fire and Restoration website to read about previous workshops.