Last week, Dhimurru ran a 2 day, fire and biodiversity workshop.
It was the culmination of a 5 year project to explore the nature and impact of fire on our natural and cultural landscape. Components of the project include flora and fauna surveys completed in 2012 and 2016; fine scale fire mapping from satellite imagery to develop a ‘fire history’ from 2011-2016; and workshops and interviews with land owners and custodians to gather knowledge about fire and its use in the management of flammable landscapes.
Our CSIRO partners reported on flora and fauna from their survey work and highlighted trends in species or communities of significance, in reference to fire.
Rohan Fisher from the Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research (Charles Darwin University) demonstrated his 3D fire simulation model, tailored specifically for Dhimurru IPA and using fire, vegetation and cultural layers. This proved an excellent way to understand the complexity of fire in the landscape and got everyone thinking about the best way to burn for good biodiversity and cultural outcomes.
Follow this link to Rohan’s website for the full story and a demonstration of the Dhimurru fire model. https://rohanfisher.wordpress.com/dhimurru-fire-spread-an-incendary-model/