range of poster image maps and descriptive posters have been produced to communicate
the focus and methods of this project. Click Here access pdf copies.
management agencies across north Australia use maps of the burnt scars made by
fires as monitoring and planning aids throughout the fire season. They help identify
unburnt gaps in strategic fire control lines and can be used by land managers
to develop a burning history for individual paddocks, or a fire history of fire-sensitive
and surrounding vegetation types on a conservation reserve. In combination with
other data (e.g. known rates of fuel accumulation for different fuel types; climatic
information), fire history maps can be used to assess fire risk.
work is currently being undertaken for study
sites in Flores and Sumba. Presented here are results from the initial mapping
here to view more GIS out-puts
Forest resource inventory was carried
out on forest patches near the study sites in East Sumba over two
weeks in April/May(2005). Species of trees with economic significance
were identified and their abundance assessed. The resource assessment
will be used as a land management planning tool by the provincial
planning board (BAPPEDA). The training participants will be able
to use the methods they have learnt in their work as natural resource
managers in NTT.
Click here to view
photos of the training action.
Field days have been held during May in Sumba and Flores in
association with the burning activities at the filed sites. These
field days provided practical demonstrations of safe and effective
methods for use burning to establish fire breaks and an effective,
informal transfer of information about the expected benefits of
these practices. Photos and video footage obtained during this exercise
will be used to produce further information (pamphlets and video)
to raise awareness amongst villagers and government officers.
here to view photos of the training action.
plots are being established at each of the study villages to demonstrate different
farming and fire management techniques. Agro-forestry skills from Indonesian and
Australian project staff are guiding the establishment of nurseries and planting
programs. In developing alternative farm income we hope to encourage more strategic
use of fire in land management.
to view photos of the nurseries and plantings.