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Indigenous Use of Fire Forum, Albury

CFA members have been invited to attend a three-hour forum about the traditional use of fire, being organised by the Kiewa Catchment Landcare Group in Albury, on Saturday 6 December from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

The forum will look at:

  •         how indigenous people used fire to manage the landscape prior to European settlement
  •         what's happening now
  •         what opportunities are there for the future.

There will be a great line up of speakers including Adjunct Prof Bill Gamage (ANU), CFA Vegetation Management Office staff and the local Traditional Owners, plus there will be an opportunity for a panel question and answer session at the end.

CFA Vegetation Management Officer Phil Hawkey says it is a fantastic opportunity for CFA to learn more about traditional burning and to help CFA work out its role in traditional burning on private property in the future.

This is the second year in a row this forum has taken place after the success of the forum last year. If you do not have any plans this Saturday afternoon and you are interested in understanding more about Indigenous use of fire then you need to register to attend.

Registrations close this Wednesday 3 December. 

To register call Belinda Pearce on 0407 227 814

And to find out more go to

Last Updated: 02 December 2014