Black Saturday – Ten years on

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Much has been learnt, and there’s more learning to do, says Phil Ingamells. A few hundred metres up a seldom-walked track through Kinglake National Park, a […]...
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Black Saturday – Forests after the fires

PARK WATCH March 2019 | Sera Blair looks at the impacts on and recovery of Victoria’s mountain ash forests. On 7 February 2009, fire spread rapidly through 78,200 hectares of mountain […]...
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Wildfire at Wilsons Promontory

Being frank about fire

PARK WATCH June 2018 | The Department of Environment’s reporting on its fuel management program is far from adequate, says Phil Ingamells. There are few things more important for a […]...
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The fire inquiry we could have had

PARK WATCH September 2017 | Victoria’s recent Parliamentary Inquiry into fire season preparedness missed the mark, says VNPA’s Phil Ingamells. When Neil Comrie, tasked with monitoring the...
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Inquiry into fire season preparedness

In a submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness, we outlined a number of important life saving strategies that aren’t adequately employed in Victoria. If they were,...
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Victorian 2009 February Fires

Victorian 2009 February fires

Commissioned by the Victorian National Parks Association, Australian Conservation Foundation and The Wilderness Society, this report analyses the driving influences of the February 7 Victorian...
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