Bush Heritage gets fire ready in western Queensland

Published 20 Jul 2018 
about  Cravens Peak Reserve  
Photo by Alex Kutt<br/> Photo by Alex Kutt
Photo by Alex Kutt<br/> Photo by Alex Kutt
Photo by Shelly Inglis<br/> Photo by Shelly Inglis

Wildfire/bushfire response and prevention is an essential component of land management on Bush Heritage reserves. Lighting and controlling fire for conservation purposes is also an important part of the work for our staff.

So, in July Bush Heritage reserve managers and ecologists from across central and western Queensland came together to complete fire training with the Queensland Rural Fires Service.

In the training staff were given the opportunity to learn about fire behaviour, fire-fighting equipment and emergency response procedures. At the same time, we were able to put in essential fire breaks at Cravens Peak as a part of the reserve's annual fire plan.

We each joined our local brigades. Because I work at reserves across such a large area I've joined three!

Bush Heritage would like to thank the Queensland Rural Fire Service for their time and commitment providing this training session.

Photo by Alex Kutt<br/> Photo by Alex Kutt
Photo by Alex Kutt<br/> Photo by Alex Kutt
Photo by Shelly Inglis<br/> Photo by Shelly Inglis