Improving Fire Management in the Burnett Mary Region

Regional natural resource management planning has identified inappropriate fire regimes as a key threatening process to regional biodiversity values which includes the projected threat increase of bushfire risk due to future climate variability.   

Altered fire regimes have been identified as a significant threat to priority native flora, fauna and ecosystems in the Burnett Mary Region. 

Projected climate change scenarios raise the potential risk of a more intense “fire weather future”, posing an overarching threat to the structural integrity of many of the region’s terrestrial ecosystems. 

Extended drought periods, reduced Spring rainfall and more frequent “fire weather” periods, overlain on the inherent temperature tolerances of species and ecosystems, will challenge the current extent, structure and integrity of terrestrial ecosystems.

BrigalowBeltSouthGuidelinesab-page1web.jpgBrigalow Belt (south) Fire Management Guidelines

Burnett Mary Regional Group in partnership with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) volunteer rural fire brigades and fire wardens, has taken up the challenge of providing the best information available on fire management and fire planning in the region.

These fire management guidelines are the culmination of extensive discussions with experienced fire wardens, members of volunteer rural fire brigades and other respected fire managers and fire scientists.

These guidelines are intended to be used by volunteer rural fire brigades and landowners who are on the front line in managing fire in rural communities. They are intended to be used to help land managers plan hazard reduction burning, and in undertaking planned burns for improved production and conservation outcomes. 

This fire management guideline has been produced to help land managers plan hazard reduction burning and to undertake planned burns in order to improve production and conservation outcomes.

Click here to view the guide.

Fire Management for Conservation Outcomes

Under the BMRG Healthy Habitats program there is opportunity to implement conservation focused projects for improved fire management and biodiversity outcomes. Projects will need to provide a demonstrated biodiversity outcome for threatened species and ecosystems identified as EPBC Matters of National Environmental Significance.

If you would like to discuss potential projects or find out more about the program or potential MNES occurrence on your property then please provide your contact details below.


 

Key Contact

Rod Buchanan
M: 0487 938 510
rod.buchanan@bmrg.org.au