Culturally Appropriate Mapping Tools for Informing Two-Way Fire Management Planning in Remote Indigenous North Australian Communities

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    Abstract

    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. 
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch Proceedings from the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherBushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
    Pages13-22
    Number of pages10
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9941696-5-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventBushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference - Adelaide, SA
    Duration: 1 Sep 20153 Sep 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceBushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference
    Period1/09/153/09/15

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    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.