2017 Symposium

2017 Symposium - Bushfires: Balancing the Risks

This two-day community symposium, convened by NPA ACT on 21 – 22 July 2017, discussed research, strategies and expectations for fire management in the ACT in a changing climate. Its aim was to ensure an informed ACT community could contribute to ACT government policy, goal setting and strategic directions of fire management.The symposium brought together a mix of experts, including researchers, the ACT environment and emergency services minister, senior ACT Government and emergency services officials, landcare volunteers, and rural leaseholders.

Read the case studies from the symposium.

Science and decision making – the McArthur model as a case study

Aboriginal fire management. 

Aranda Bushland fire history. 

Future burning: Meeting the challenge of bushfire management. 

Community involvement in the SBMP planning process. 

Ecological principles involving the use of fire in grassland and grassy woodland. 

Discussion Paper: Assessing mitigation of the risk from extreme wildfires using MODIS hotspot data. 


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 Picture of presentation at 2017 symposium