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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- October 2005 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia  Volume 7, Issue 98; October 2005     


Special Edition

Light My Fire

A series of talks which aim to present information on the inter-related aspects of fire behaviour and management. The talks will be followed by lunch  (1.00pm -2 pm) and then a walk in the local area to study, first hand, the various aspects of fire covered during the talks in the morning session.

 A range of speakers will present various perspectives relating to fire including:

·        NPWS;

·        The Rural Fire Service;

·        Bushland ecology.

 The subjects will include:

·        Why we burn;

·        Why we burn when we do:

·        Impact of fire on flora and fauna;

·        Multiple fire management outcomes;

·        Fire intensity pros and cons;

·        Wildfire behaviour;

·        Mosaic burning;

·        Asset protection;

·        Ecological implications for using or excluding fire.

 Date 29th October 2005

 Where? Elvina Bay Fire shed, Elvina Bay

Time 9.00am – 4.00 pm

How Much? $20.00 (includes lunch and Morning tea)

Booking is essential as there are limited places available.

For booking contact;

Roy Atkins 99975466 (ph) or email to rlatkins@bigpond.com

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