Fires and Burning

Is the loss of Australian digging mammals contributing to a deterioration in ecosystem function?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Australia’s once common digging mammals that played an important role in ecosystem function, have been largely lost from our landscape. Around half of digging mammal species are now extinct or under conservation threat, and those that still exist have very contracted ranges.

Call for investigation into "Ecological Burn"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Once again, government pyromaniacs destroyed extremely valuable ecosystems and a wildlife corridor in the Kirth Kiln Regional Park near Hoddles Creek (March 2013). This was two days before a total fire ban when rainfall for the prior 6 months had been the lowest ever recorded. The fire managers called it an ‘ecological burn’, but had absolutely no ecological purpose. It was meant to be patchy and low level but in those conditions it burnt 100% of the area. It destroyed non-target gullies, remnant hollow-bearing old trees and was conducted within a protected water supply area.

Harrietville fire

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Harrietville fire Google map 2013The Harrietville fire that was started by lightning on the border of the park and burnt towards Mt Feathertop, raced through previously burnt areas from the 2003 and 2007 Alpine fires. The area has also had extensive prescribed burns carried out.

Back-burns are now sandwiching any wildlife that has managed to flee the fire edges.

Fuelling the bullshit fire

Saturday, March 16, 2013

So much for claims that the Abberfeldy fire started in the national park. This photo shows the Abberfeldy Range and looks north, the Thompson dam is on the left there and the Baw Baw National Park is the other side of the dam and 15 kms upwind of where it started!

Aberfeldy fire from the air

Anti-green fire hysteria starts

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Dr Chris Taylor has analysed the land areas burnt in the Tassie Peninsular Forcett fires. Dr Taylor also easily discredited claims of parks and unburnt bush being the cause of past Victorian mega-fires.

His latest assessment of the Forcett fire shows only 7% of the fire was within conservation areas and the majority of the fire ripped through logged forest and farm land - ie, disturbed country.

VicForests - Government protected welfare cheats.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

OK - it goes like this - VicForests haven’t made a cracker since they started operations in 2004. In 2008 they put $127 million through their books and the expenses were $132 million = $5M loss. But they were given a $5.7M handout to cut down ash forests in the fire areas (not all this ash was burnt from several accounts). So they claimed they made a half million profit.