Fire and Biodiversity

January 24, 2009 by
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Burning the bush to reduce the risk of wildfires damaging properties is a common practice for land management agencies throughout the world. Here in Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast of New South Wales Australia we recently conducted a hazard reduction burn to help with fire management.

Burnoff in progress 3
The burn went really well and we had to burn off the rock platform around Half Tide Rocks.

Burning Half Tide Rocks 2

Looking at the trees

The affect that fires has on biodiversity is a major component of what I study. How does burning the bush affect our wildlife and plants? Watch out for more posts on fire and biodiversity.

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