As part of our special series exploring the 13 key themes of the Victorian SoE 2018 report, this week we highlight our chapter on fire. The SoE findings include four key fire indicators, they look at the risks and impacts of bushfires and planned burns and assess the total amount of Victorian land that is impacted by bushfire including planned burn areas; the impact of bushfires on human settlement, businesses and natural resources; Tolerable Fire Interval (TFI) and Growth Stage Structure (GSS) distribution on public forests between 2007 and 2017 and the impact of climate change on fire weather Data on biodiversity in response to fire. This week we also highlight the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability’s Recommendation that the Victorian Government establish a structured framework based on the findings of the dual-scale ecosystem-resilience monitoring program, piloted by DELWP in 2017-18, and undertake a detailed analysis of the persistence of key fire-response species to increased fire frequency in Victoria, particularly in areas where below minimum Tolerable Fire Interval exists.
For more information on the 2018 SoE visit https://lnkd.in/ghk9ZyU.
To learn more about the assessment of Fire in Victoria, check out the following:
A complete Fire Indicator Report Card Assessment summarises the findings.
The Fire chapter provides an in depth scientific assessment
Don't forget to check out the Commissioner's Fire Recommendation