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Managing fuel in eucalypt plantations is critical to the success of the plantation. The Bushfire CRC has held a seminar and field trip at Casino in northern New South Wales to show the latest research in this field.
Creating a realistic computer representation of a bushfire moving across the landscape is the goal of a project being implemented this fire season in Victoria.
In September 2004, some fourteen months after the establishment of Australia’s Bushfire CRC, the then Prime Minister announced the allocation of an additional three million dollars for fire-related research in the high country regions of south-eastern NSW and north-eastern Victoria.
The findings of Australia’s most extensive study to date of the behaviour of high-intensity bushfires in eucalypt forests – Project Vesta – provide valuable new tools and information for fire managers across Australia.

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ABC Radio National
Thu, 06/10/2011
Ninemsn
Thu, 29/09/2011
The Australian
Wed, 28/09/2011
ABC Rural
Mon, 19/09/2011
ABC News
Mon, 19/09/2011
ABC Rural
Mon, 29/08/2011
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 29/08/2011
WAtoday.com.au
Tue, 22/02/2011
The Weekly Times
Thu, 20/01/2011
The Weekly Times
Thu, 20/01/2011
Attorney-General for Australia Hon Robert McClelland MP
Fri, 26/11/2010
Forest Industry News
Fri, 29/10/2010

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Posted: 2 years 11 months ago

After 11 years, we are about to enter the last month of your Bushfire CRC. It has been an incredible journey since 2003.

For me, what has stood out the most, notwithstanding the ground breaking research, is the culture change the industry has undertaken throughout this period. At the heart of this has been the close partnership between the Bushfire CRC and AFAC. The...

Posted: 2 years 11 months ago

There is only a month left of the Bushfire CRC, but there is plenty of activity going on. The Research to Drive Change series has been launched, with two successful online forums held. Keep your eyes peeled to the...

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