Fuel Reduction Burns

Wombat Forestcare has many concerns about fuel reduction burns in the Wombat State Forest and Hepburn Regional Park. Bill Gammage in his book, The Greatest Estate on Earth, contends that Aboriginal people farmed the land with fire and this contention is used by many to support planned fuel reduction burns. Wombat Forestcare considers this simplistic and that many of these burns have a detrimental effect on flora, fauna and fungi, leading to the natural decaying processes to be destroyed and the landscape to become more fire prone.

Article in Tasmanian Times