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There's no evidence 'greenies' block bushfire hazard reduction but here’s a controlled burn idea worth trying


Alexandra, J and Bowman, D, There's no evidence 'greenies' block bushfire hazard reduction but here's a controlled burn idea worth trying, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 7 January 2020 (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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The current bushfire crisis provides compelling evidence of the dangers posed by extremely dry landscapes and hot, windy conditions.

While there’s no evidence "greenies" precipitated the current crisis by blocking hazard reduction, it is clear that we need to explore new ways to manage fuel loads to reduce the severity of bushfires.

It is worth considering how local, self organised, place-based, community groups could be supported to conduct various types of strategic hazard reduction, including targeted grazing and prescribed or fuel reduction burning.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:bushfires, bushfire strategy, bushfire planning, bushfires 2019, spring 2019 bushfires, bushfires 2020
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry fire management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Bowman, D (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:137145
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2020-02-03
Last Modified:2020-02-03
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