Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning

Prescribed burning encompasses a spectrum of activities, from risk management to community engagement. This collection assists practitioners to access current best practice and research for informed planning and implementation of prescribed burning.

The Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning communicates guiding frameworks and principles developed under the National Burning Project, to promote a holistic and consistent approach to prescribed burning practices, and supports the implementation of those practices by agencies.

The Centre also facilitates ongoing engagement across the industry, building agency capability to deliver prescribed burning informed by research and good practice. Get involved.

Prescribed Burning in Australasia

It is a significant challenge to study fire in Australia’s ecosystems—the subject is vast and direct experiments are complex and risky to conduct. Nonetheless, a considerable body of fire science has been accumulated over the 50 years. Knowledge of fire behaviour, fire ecology and the social aspects of fire has increased significantly through the work of universities, fire and land management agencies and Cooperative Research Centres.

The book is designed to increase the understanding of the value of prescribed burning in land management but also presents diverse perspectives on the complexity of the arguments surrounding prescribed burning.

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