Eco Burn Education Project
Bushfires have been shaping the landscape for millions of years and are a common component of the Mid Coast region. Our natural and built environment has been threatened and impacted by bushfire in the past, and this will continue to happen especially while climate change puts even more pressure on the environment.
Because of this, Mid Coast 2 Tops has designed our Eco Burn Edu workshop series, aim at giving our community knowledge in bushfire ecology, risk management and property protection.
The following dates have been announced, with more to come next year. As these workshops have been designed to increase community resilience through connection, we ask that you please register for your closest workshop wherever possible.
To register for a workshop, click through here.
Killabakh – Friday 7th October 2022
Harrington/Coopernook – Thursday 27th October 2022
Coomba Park – Friday 28th October 2022
Johns River – Friday 25th November 2022
Wang Wauk, Bucca Wauka and Bunyah – Friday 17th February 2023
Old Bar/Knappinghat – Saturday 18th February 2023
Tinonee, Hillville and Kiwarrak – Saturday 4th March 2023
Coolongolook – Monday 6th March 2023
North Arm Cove and Tea Gardens – Sunday 12th March 2023
Wherrol Flat and Caparra – Saturday 1st April 2023
Mount George, Knorrit Flat and Caffreys Flat – Friday 28th April 2023
Barrington and Gloucester – Saturday 29th April 2023
Nabiac – TBD
Buladelah, Nerong and Girvan – TBD
Nowendoc – TBD
Epicormic growth after bushfire – Photo credit Isabelle Strachan
Fire can be used as an important management tool to protect and work with our landscape. The Eco Burn Education program aims to teach landholders about using fire to manage their property for biodiversity conservation and protect their assets. The basis of the program is around different types of native vegetation found in the region and what the appropriate fire regimes are for them.
Inappropriate fire regimes are one of the biggest threats to our native vegetation. This is why it’s important to practice sustainable fire management, which involves including a range of fire intervals to support all native vegetation.
This program is taught through workshops that will be held around the region. The workshops involve an introduction into fire ecology including fire regimes, creating a fire management plan and steps on how to implement this plan on your property. Resources available at the workshops and soon to be on our website include a workbook, property maps and other electronic factsheets, guides and case studies.
The Eco Burn Education team recognises and appreciates its funding contributor; Resilience NSW and the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Funding Program and its partners; Rural Fire Service, Mid Coast Council, Hunter Local Land Services, Nature Conservation Council and HotSpots Fire Project.
Keep a look out in the Mid Coast Landcare Newsletter for information and sign-up links to the upcoming workshops!
Asset protection zone around house and gardens, nearby bushland in the background
– Photo credit Daintry Gerrand
Areas extensively burnt can take time to recover after fire – Photo credit Isabelle Strachan
For more information, contact Olivia Eglin: