Fire is an ecological process that has influenced life on earth for nearly half a billion years.
Find out about ecological and cultural burning, plus register your interest in good fire management on your property.
In the Byron Shire, Aboriginal cultural burning has shaped our open Eucalyptus and paperbark forest, grassland and heath communities.
These ecosystems provide habitat for threatened and fire-dependent species including:
Zero Emissions Byron's short film 'Good Fire Sequesters Carbon' documents the remarkable role of fire in the global carbon cycle, locking up carbon as charcoal into our soils, wetlands and oceanic sinks.
It shows how fire management in our remaining open-forest ecosystems can help conserve threatened species and reduce the risk of more damaging high intensity fires.
You can watch this short film and learn more about 'good fire' on Zero Emissions Byron's website - CO2 Drawdown Episode 2: Good Fire – Zero Emissions Byron (zerobyron.org)
Are you a landholder in Byron Shire? Complete the form if you are interested in using ecological and cultural fire management on your property, to:
The information we collect in the form will be used by Byron Shire Council, Brunswick Valley Landcare and Zero Emissions Byron to:
The form will take 5 minutes to complete.
Register your interest to reinstate Good Fire for Country
Biodiversity & Agriculture Team Leader
02 6626 7324