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Ecological strategies and guidelines

What are ecological fire management strategies?

Ecological fire management strategies have been developed for several significant threatened or pest species for which fire is a critical threat or management tool.

Each strategy deals with risks posed by inappropriate fire regimes, fire management objectives, and strategies and actions to mitigate these risks.

Strategies have been created for the following species, which you can download:

What are ecological fire management guidelines?

NPWS has developed Ecological fire management guidelines to help when conducting prescribed burns in conservation zones. They can be used to develop ecological fire regimes (the interval, frequency, spatial, intensity and season of a fire) to maintain and enhance biodiversity. It does this by identifying fire regimes that are most appropriate for the suite of species within each major vegetation type. This helps land managers decide the appropriate regime to maintain broad biodiversity values in that location.