Savanna Fire Forum
The Savanna Fire Forum was first held in February 2018 by The Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research managers of the North Australia Fire Information (NAFI) web site in response to the growing number of people involved in Savanna Burning methodologies.
The Savanna Burning Projects ostensibly exist to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and sequester Carbon by improving fire management through a strategic prescribed burning program that minimises wildfires, thus reducing the total area burnt and overall intensity of fires. According to the extensive science of the day, for most habitats, this style of fire management also improves biodiversity.
The intention of the forum is to provide an event for the industry to get together and talk about their challenges and outcomes, to hear about research and technologies that might make their lives simpler, and to learn about various ways of monitoring and assessing the effect of fire on Tropical Savanna biodiversity because for most participants in Savanna Burning it is about Caring for Country.
The money earnt through Savanna Burning is all put back into land management operations, therefore many more people are now working in the Fire/Carbon Industry.
Fire Forum 2018
The Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, together with the Northern Territory and Australian governments, the Indigenous Land Corporation and ALFA (NT) Ltd – Arnhem Land Fire Abatement, organised the first national Savanna Fire and Carbon forum, focused on supporting operational best-practice in fire management and the cohesive development of the Savanna Fire and Carbon industry.
Feb 27-28, 2018. Darwin, NT, Australia.
Fire Forum 2019
The Savanna Fire Forum 2019 was a two-day program at the Mal Nairn Auditorium, at the CDU Casuarina Campus in Darwin. Numbers were limited in 2018, but the interest was high, therefore we increased the limit to 230 participants and were again booked out. Due to the numbers the forum was a conference-style with presentations in six themes followed by a Q & A with the panel of speakers from each session, using an on-line question system which allowed people to ask questions anonymously, post them during the talks, visible to the whole audience.
Feb 13-14, 2019. CDU Casuarina Campus