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Acknowledgement of CountryFriends of the Box Ironbark Forests would like to acknowledge the elders of the Dja Dja Wurrung community and their forebears as the traditional owners of Country in the Mount Alexander Region. We recognise that the Dja Dja Wurrung people have been custodians of this land for many centuries and have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal on their land. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.
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Category Archives: Fire Management
DELWP has been active in Kalimna Park preparing for its proposed Autumn management burn. Works include vegetation clearance on the eastern margins of the tourist road, and the creation of an earth break on the north side of the golf … Continue reading
Here are a few conclusions we can draw from recent meetings with DELWP fire managers in the last two weeks: The proposal to frequently burn Expedition Pass and surrounds is definitely off. It was a mapping error, and we’ll pass … Continue reading
Fire management zones in our area have been revised to accommodate the new ‘risk’ system which has replaced the unlamented five per cent target. The new zones–which are up for public comment– can be seen the map at the end … Continue reading
The Muckleford Forests Friends Group has provided us with an updated program for the Talking Fire weekend: Come along to Talking Fire, 12-13 November. It’s free and you can come for the whole weekend, or drop in for a day … Continue reading
This Thursday (October 20) there will be a presentation, Protecting from Bushfire, Protecting our Biodiversity, at the Newstead Community Centre starting at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend. Newstead Landcare has sent us the following information on the event: As … Continue reading
Understanding Fire in our Landscape: A Community Conversation is a community event being held on the weekend of the 12-13 November 2016, in Newstead. The project has been initiated by the Muckleford Forest Friends Group and based on one of the activities … Continue reading
DELWP seems to be expanding and varying its community consultation processes on fire. A ‘listening post’ was conducted by fire officers in Castlemaine on Saturday; and last Wednesday representatives of the Castlemaine Field Naturalists toured the district with the Department’s … Continue reading
Do we know enough about fire behaviour to justify present fuel management practices? ‘Of course we do! Our practice is informed by generations of research and experience!’ is one view. ‘No: our practices are blunt and often blind to local … Continue reading
Some intriguing ideas on fire were floated by DELWP fire managers at a briefing to the June Meeting of the Castlemaine field naturalists last Friday. Most of what the officers said related to DELWP’s change to a risk management fire … Continue reading