Bushfire Mitigation for properties in the Scenic Rim

This project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science under a Community Sustainability Grant Scheme to support community climate action. The aim of the project is to mitigate carbon emissions produced by wildfires using cultural burning conducted by First Nations Fire Practitioners supported by other local organisations. This has been done by forming a local, grass-roots, multi-organisation working group to identify properties (within the scope of the budget) that are at risk of major bushfires. These will be managed by cultural burns.

Collaborating at the table to identify properties have been representatives from Boonah and District Landcare Inc, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, local Rural Fire Services and Primary Producers Brigade, Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium and local land managers. Moving forwards with Firesticks Alliance and Wirrinyah Conservation Services to conduct site assessments is essential to the success of this project.

This Project aims to be an example of what can be achieved when community groups and stakeholders work together to achieve a common goal.


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