people and fire, planning for bushfire risk

SEMINAR: Rebecca Ford and Kathryn Williams explore social aspects of planning for bushfire risk.

In a changing climate, people are increasingly going about their daily lives in landscapes that are shaped by fire. How do residents relate to the annual risk of wildfires? Recreation in forests is known to have positive outcomes for health and wellbeing, but what are recreational experiences in recently burnt forests? How do agency staff in planning and management view and act on these issues?
Over two seminars, we explore interactions between people, ecosystems and fire. Part 2 is two presentations that investigate some social aspects of planning for bushfire risk.

Living with Ecosystems and Fire – Part 2

‘So much black, it was quite confronting’, experiences of people living, working and recreating in forests recently burnt by bushfires
By Dr Rebecca Ford

How does new knowledge of relationships between people, ecosystems and fire shape professional practice?
By Professor Kathryn Williams

ZOOM Webinar: Wednesday 22 July 2020, 4pm-5pm

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay respects to elders – past, present and emerging. We aim to work together with Traditional Custodians to develop solutions to environmental problems in genuine partnership, respecting and appreciating their knowledge, culture, history and world views.