Hotspots Fire Project - Workshop One Delivered in the Orara Valley 

Day One of the Hotspots Fire Project Orara Valley Workshop was attended by rural landholders from the Nana Glen area, representatives from the Nana Glen Bush Fire Brigade and a range of State and Local Government staff with an interest in sustainable fire management.

The morning included a site visit to a local property and covered aspects of cultural fire and awareness; good fire planning and management and; connection with neighbours which is one of the key outcomes from the project. In the afternoon, information discussed on-site on how to protect life and property while protecting cultural and environmental values was applied in preparing individual fire management plans for landholders.

Following bushfires, landholders may require different levels of support to assist them in navigating the complex decisions to create renewal and normality in their lives and landscapes that connect them. Hotspots is an opportunity to engage with community members to mobilise capacity; connect to the local landscape; facilitate recovery to preparedness and; enhance social and natural environments.

Central to Hotspots is the role of partner agencies, community leaders and groups, support services as well as recovery committee in the planning and delivery of workshops. The Hotspots Fire Project is jointly delivered by the Rural Fire Service and The Nature Conservation Council of NSW and supported by the Coffs Harbour City Council Bushfire Recovery program.

For more information on the Hotspots Fire Project please go to http://hotspotsfireproject.org.au

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