Remote northern indigenous communities are prone to annual flood, cyclonic events, andsevere fire danger periods lasting weeks, that frequently result in environmentally destructivewildfires. Although effective responses to such events are typically hindered by inadequateinfrastructural resources, of equal concern is the paucity of culturally appropriate ‘two-way’planning aids which can help inform both non-indigenous and indigenous governanceinstitutions, and build local community resilience. Based on extensive savanna fire management research describing fire impacts on a variety of ecosystem services and values, here we describe the development and testing of mapping tools to assist community-based fire management planning in two remote Arnhem Land communities.
|Title of host publication||Research Proceedings from the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference - Adelaide, SA|
Duration: 1 Sep 2015 → 3 Sep 2015
|Conference||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference|
|Period||1/09/15 → 3/09/15|
Edwards, A. C., Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K., & Yates, C. (2015). Culturally Appropriate Mapping Tools for Informing Two-Way Fire Management Planning in Remote Indigenous North Australian Communities. In Research Proceedings from the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 13-22). Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.