Fire in the NSW environment

1st June 2007

South-eastern Australia's climate and vast areas of forest and grasslands make it one of the most bushfire-prone regions on the earth.  The rapid increase in population of NSW over the last two centuries has changed the landscape for fire.  Deliberately or accidentally, people start many more fires than would occur in a natural environment.

This brochure describes how fire behaves in the NSW environment, how our native plants and animals have adapted to cycles of fire and regrowth, and the significance of fire regimes for maintaining the NSW environment.

Available from our office.