Territory Stories

Desert fire : fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia

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Title

Desert fire : fire and regional land management in the arid landscapes of Australia

Other title

edited by GP Edwards and GE Allan

Editor

Edwards, Glenn P; Allan, G. E.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; DKCRC Report 37

Date

2009

Notes

Date:2009; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Executive summary -- 1. Introduction and overview of Desert Fire -- 2. Managing fire in the southern Tanami Desert -- 3. Aboriginal burning issues in the southern Tanami: towards understanding tradition-based fire knowledge in a contemporary context -- 4. Pastoralists’ perspectives on the costs of widespread fires in the pastoral lands of the southern Northern Territory region of central Australia, 2000–02 -- 5. A review of fire management on central Australian conservation reserves: towards best practice -- 6. The fire history of Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve 1984–2005.

Language

English

Subject

Fire Management -- Australia, Central

Publisher name

Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

DKCRC Report 37

Format

iii, 338 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

1741581125; 1741581109

ISSN

1832-6684

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/213472

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715141

Page content

Desert Knowledge CRC8 Desert Fire: f i re and regional land management in the ar id landscapes of Austral ia Ch : The fire history of Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve 98200 pp. 098 RVCR2004_PB10 Eastern Boundary Gap Burn Fire_Type: Linear - boundary fire breaks Date_Start: 16/06/2004 Finished on 17/06/2004 Location: Between two ridges, half-way along the Eastern boundary Purpose: To prevent fire from entering the park Implementation Status: Implemented as prescribed Area: 3.1 ha Length: 266 m Burnt Break Width: 110m at narrowest; 130m predominant width Connectivity: ties off Remaining fuel: 60-90% burnt Terrain & Vegetation: Sandplain with T. basedowii and Desert oaks Soil Moisture: fully dry Control Line Info: 26/05/04: JB, CW, PL, RH Rakehoeing Weather Obs: 15 degrees, 3.7km/hr average winds, 14.2km/hr max. gust,, 1-5 Percent cloud cover, 39 percent RH Fire Behaviour: Moderate. We burnt back against the wind to protect trees and shrubs. Other Comments: Fuel loads of 20-30 percent. Mapping Status: Preliminary polygon; Method: Hand digitised - 100k Mapdata; Comment: To be GPSed Old ID: Rainbow_G04 People: 16/06/2004 JB, PL, CW 17/06/2004 JB, PL, CW Ranger hours: 24 RVCR2005_PB01 Ranger camp burn Fire_Type: Infrastructure-visitor protection Date_Start: 19/07/2005 Extinguished on 19-Jul-05 Location: South of the ranger camp Purpose: linear break Implementation Status: Implemented Area: 0.6 ha Remaining fuel: percent burnt: 65 Terrain & Vegetation: Spinifex Mapping Status: ; Method: GPS; Comment: Single Point Old ID: RV2005-RV E05 People: PC, GF, HW, SM, Kylie Green Ranger hours: 8 Volunteer hours: 2 RVCR2005_PB02 Claypan burn Fire_Type: Linear - other Date_Start: 19/07/2005 Extinguished on 19-Jul-05 Location: In between the 2 small claypans west of the main claypan Purpose: linear break Implementation Status: Implemented but incomplete Area: 0.7 ha Remaining fuel: percent burnt: 45 Terrain & Vegetation: Spinifex Mapping Status: - Method: GPS; Comment: Single Point Old ID: RV2005-RV B05 People: PC, GF, HW, SM, Kylie Green Ranger hours: 10 Volunteer hours: 2.5


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