This factsheet discusses firebreaks, methods for installing them and some constraints on their use.
Funding from Territory NRM supported more than 50 Traditional Owners of the proposed Katiti-Petermann Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) to participate in a two-day fire planning workshop to identify traditional owner burning priorities, including burning priorities for sites of cultural significance. The burning priorities identified at this workshop, together with a CLC Fire Management Strategy aimed at protecting biological assets, informed the 2011 burning program for the IPA.
PROPONENT: Central Land Council
FUNDING: Caring for Our Country, Territory Natural Resource Management Board
This pdf Document, on Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority Web Site, provides a good summary of fire issues, being a summary of public submissions to the review of fire in the Kimberley and other rangelands regions. Topics considered included Biodiversity; Human health impacts; Governance; Fire management practice; Resources; Role of Indigenous people in fire management; Research; Audit and monitoring of fire management practices; Communication; Consultation and education; and Other issues. Submissions to this review have closed. (PDF file, 2.6 MB)