IFA Media Release - Fire Fire Fire

Please find link to a media release from the Institute of Foresters of Australia calling on the Federal and State Governments to fund further scientific research into the important and complex role that fire plays in the evolution and maintenance of Australian ecosystems. The Climate Council reports that bushfires already cost about $100 million every year in NSW and the ACT alone.

Bob Gordon, National President of the Institute, said, ‘Fire has potential to significantly affect not only the environment but community’s social, economic and cultural development. ‘Foresters from the Institute know that more needs to be done in systematic monitoring and review of fire management - including fire impact mitigation, with the results being made available to policy makers, land managers, fire services and the community.

More can be read on the IFA website at www.forestry.org.au/about-ifa/ifa-policies  
 
Media contact: Bob Gordon - 0400 980 2971 Media Release