Prescribed Hazard Reduction Strategic and Cultural Burning Plans

Backed by national recognised trainging andover 20years of experience in natural and cultural resource management, fire planning, wildfire response and prescribed burning, BEMC understand the linkages between environment, planning and suppression operations of bushfires. This approach enables BEMC to provide a comprehensive strategy to your landscape and bushfire management program at an industry leading standard.

BEMC consultant have planned, resourced and implemented of a range prescribed buring programs. BEMC staff are recognised as a burn plan assessor and with extensive experience in wildlife suppression operations and have developed the capacity to plan and conduct complex and difficult prescribed burn and cultural burn activities.

This unique combination of ecological background, strategic bushfire planning and operational bushfire knowledge allows EMC the ability to deliver high quality work to a variety of clients.

The work included to develop burn plans:

  • Undertake review of existing bushfire management reports and plans;

  • Undertake database review of significant planning issues;

  • Undertake field survey of the site;

  • Complete Bushfire assessment code where it applies;

  • Development of complex Hazard reduction plan and Operations Map.

The document will plan the application of fire, either on the ground or from the air, under prescribed weather conditions and within defined boundaries, to modify fuel characteristics including overall fuel hazard, continuity and arrangement to achieve:

  • Reducing overall fuel hazard to assist in the protection of life, property and community assets; 

  • Managing biodiversity to maintain the reproductive viability of a species or a community of species; and

  • Managing introduced species, their spread and impact on native fauna and flora.

Each prescribed burn is a complex process. It involves many steps. The 3 components of organising a prescribed burn are:

  • planning and preparation;

  • operations management (implementation of hazard reduction); and  

  • post treatment reporting.