‘Saving our Rainforests from Fire’ – Expert panel discussion:
Big Scrub Landcare invited the community to listen to experts who were involved in fighting the fires and assessing their impacts on the Nightcap discuss these critically important issues in two online panel discussions, facilitated by Kerry O’Brien and Mick O’Regan.
This free online event focused on the bushfires in and around Nightcap National Park and their impact on our Gondwana and lowland subtropical rainforests in north east NSW.
View the event here: https://www.bigscrubrainforest.org/panel-discussions/
PANEL 1 focused on:
• What were the impacts of the major bushfire event of 2019/2020 on our rainforests and their threatened species in Nightcap National Park and nearby areas?
• What lessons can we learn?
Panel members included Dr Robert Kooyman, Dave Kelly, Andy Baker and Matthew Wiseman.
PANEL 2 focused on:
How to minimise the impacts of future bushfires on our rainforests and threatened species in Nightcap National Park and nearby areas:
• What strategies and on-ground actions should be pursued to reduce the impacts of future bushfires on our rainforests?
• How should bushfire management be improved?
Panel members included Oliver Costello, Dr Robert Kooyman, Matthew Wiseman and David Milledge.
The panel discussions were broadcast at 6 pm Sunday 20th September.
This was a free online event hosted by Big Scrub Landcare to mark the 22nd Annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day.
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