New prescribed burning tool set for launch at CRC webinar

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is hosting a webinar on 14 July tailored to fire and land managers who manage prescribed burning.

The webinar will also launch the Prescribed Burning Atlas, a new tool to inform prescribed burning strategies and tailor them to outcomes that will best reduce the risk in a target area within available budgets.

The atlas compares the level of risk reduction achieved from different combinations of prescribed burning techniques, and compares the costs of different mitigation options and their effect on reducing the likelihood of life loss, property loss and landscape damage, as well as the effects of climate change on prescribed burning effectiveness.

Naomi Stephens (from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service), Professor Ross Bradstock (University of Wollongong), and Dr Hamish Clarke (University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University) will speak in the webinar.

Go to the CRC homepage for registration details.