Fire in the Tasmanian landscape is unique, we're blessed with such a diverse range of habitats; from wet rain-forest to dry sclerophyll forest, plains of button grass and a bounty of everything in between. Each ecosystem has it's own needs, some needing fire to regenerate and others like the pencil pine stands avoiding fire for thousands of years.
Over the years Landcarers have drawn on a wide range of information, best practice and first nations fire management practices to help manage our unique landscapes for the betterment of everything that lives within them.
Photo: Friends of Bass Strait Island (FOBSI)
Here we have an incomplete list of resources shining a light into different fire management practices from around Australia.
If you find other interesting articles or fire management resources please share them with us to add to this page.
Fire and Biodiversity- a chapter from Practical Conservation Biology, looking at the impact of fire on biodiversity.
Fire and Biodiversity - from the book Conservation Biology for All (chapter 9)
How Fires Affect Biodiversity - from the Australian National Botanical Gardens.
Fire in Bushland Conservation - the role of fire in the landscape and how we can manage it for biodiversity conservation. Although this uses Qld examples, a lot of the information is of general interest.
Post-fire Weeds Triage Manual - from the Victorian Dept of Sustainability & Environment. Provides information on weed responses to fire, and aims to assist with prioritising weed management after fire. Includes many species found in Tasmania.
Restoring our Landscape - a basic revegetation guide for fire-affected areas of Tasmania.
Some reports from the Victorian Natural Values 2009 Fire Recovery Program:
Community finding fauna – naturalist groups contributing to research on the response of fauna to fire.
How snow-gum forests and sub-alpine peatlands recover after fire.
Response of Orchids to Bushfire.