Oliver Costello (Firesticks Coordinator) and Tein MacDonald (Minyumai IPA) presented at the 9th Biennial NCCNSW Bushfire Conference which examined the importance of holistic fire management in increasing the resilience of our landscapes and communities in a changing climate.

The conference introduced the concept of socio-ecological resilience, which focused on the interrelationship between people and the environment and how to incorporate resilience into environmental, social and economic systems.

Presentations arose from the fields of science, Indigenous cultural values and on-ground restoration and management, with case studies portraying both challenges and triumphs. The importance of strengthening relationships between fire authorities, land managers and communities was a central theme that arose from the conference.

To view the proceedings, please see:

Cultural Burning – Diversity of Fire.

Recovery or Transformation? The Ecosystem Property of Resilience May be a Useful Mechanism for Both.