North Australian Savanna Fire and Carbon Forum 2019

13 – 14 February 2019  Charles Darwin University: Casuarina Campus

Savanna Fire Forum Final Report Now Online

The 2019 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum has been praised by participants as a great success. As was evident from the two days, one of the key strengths of the industry is the wealth of knowledge and skills it represents, and the collaboration that exists across individuals working in the industry.

The level of interest and diverse audience at the forum demonstrates the huge opportunities on the horizon for this industry and the diverse interests in savanna fire management.

Key lessons include:

1. Whether for on-ground fire operations, desktop research, or project or method development, communication, outreach and engagement across the industry, and to outside stakeholders, is key to ongoing success.

2. One of the key strengths of the industry comes from the strong collaboration among stakeholders. Sharing experience to enhance best practice – whether through forums such as this one, or networks such as the ICIN – are invaluable.

3. The savanna fire industry is, and must remain, both dynamic and reflective. Access to accurate and accessible information remains important. Using the best available information to constantly reflect and ensure that outcomes remain aligned with goals and purposes is important. There are many existing and emerging tools to help achieve this. Resourcing of these tools is critical.

4. A number of education initiatives are emerging. Ensuring that training and industry development are well-informed and align with practitioner needs will be important going forward.

Summary video now online!

The Centre of Excellence for Prescribed Burning has put together a summary video of the event capturing the main highlights.

The Savanna Fire Forum Working Group invite you to attend the 2019 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum. Indigenous land managers, rangers, fire practitioners, park managers, pastoralists, scientists, program managers and carbon industry practitioners will share the latest news, developments and learnings affecting fire management and the carbon sector.

Download program here.

Themes include:Sharing Our Story
Hear from fire managers from across north Australia as they share their knowledge and experiences from 2018/19. Explore how learnings could be applied in different situations across the north.International, National & Regional initiatives
Hear about how knowledge is being shared across the north and beyond through the formation of new networks and partnerships.

Sequestration Methodology
Learn about how carbon is stored in the landscape and how the new carbon sequestration methodology can apply to savanna fire managment projects.

Monitoring and Evaluation
Learn about the latest developments in monitoring and evaluation, including mapping, surveys, measuring co-benefits and reporting.

New developments
Discuss the potential impact of new developments in the savanna fire management and carbon industry, such as new methodologies, training,

Supporting savanna fire management
An expert panel will participate in a discussion about the future of policies supporting savanna fire management.

In response to the huge level of interest in last year’s forum, we have moved to larger venue this year and aim to attract a broad and inclusive audience to this year’s forum, open to anyone with an interest in fire management.

We are very pleased to be able to offer registration at a very small fee thanks to our supporters the Northern Territory Government, Indigenous Land Corporation and the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy.

Register now to avoid missing out as tickets will soon sell out!

The program will be finalised and announced soon.

Please note when making your travel arrangements that the forum will be followed by a savanna fire management methods workshop for carbon industry practitioners hosted by the Department of the Environment and Energy and the Clean Energy Regulator in Darwin on Friday February 15. Details of the workshop are available here.

Please contact event coordinator, Anna Boustead directly on if you have any queries about the event.

North Australia Savanna Fire Forum: 13-14 February, 2019, Darwin

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Thanks to sponsors and supporters the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network, Northern Territory Government, Charles Darwin University, Warddeken Land Management Ltd, Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Bushfires NT, Indigenous Land Corporation and Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy.