North Australian grassland fuel guide

By Andrea Johnson, NT DBIRD, 2002
The Bushfires Council NT, the TS-CRC, and the NT Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development has written and compiled a full-colour, 25-page guide, North Australian Grassland Fuel Guide – Sturt Plateau and Victoria River District. The guide was produced to assist land managers and fire authorities in the Sturt Plateau and Victoria River District to estimate fuel characteristics for strategic fire management or to prevent wildfires.

Price: $5 (GST incl.) ISBN: 0 958376 9 X 

A field guide that helps land managers and fire authorities estimate the amount of fire a pasture can carry, as well as the flammability of those pastures is now available. The North Australian Grassland Fuel Guide focuses on the red and black soil country of the VRD and Sturt Plateau , but should also be useful in other parts of north Australia.

It features two sections:

Section 1 shows high definition photos of different red soil and black soil plots at various stages of curing from green (0–10% cured) to tinder-dry (80–100% cured). These photos can be used to gauge the curing of red and black soil country in the region..

Section 2 shows high definition photos of different types of country with various fuel loads ranging from lightly grassed pastures (0–1000 kg per hectare) that will normally only carry a patchy fire, to thick pastures of up to 6000 kg a hectare that can carry intense wildfires. When combined with the curing photos, these fuel load photos can be used to help gauge the types of fire a pasture can carry.

The production of the all-weather, full-colour, 25-page booklet was supported by the Bushfires Council NT and the Tropical Savannas Management CRC and fits in the glove box or a large pocket.

Purchases

Purchases are made through the Darwin office. Payment is by credit card or cheque. Books are delivered upon receipt of payment.

To order, download our Publication Order form at the bottom of this page (two pages). You can also download it from our Publications Order page >>

Print the forms and either post or fax to us.
Post: Publication Orders, Tropical Savannas CRC, 21 Cananga Close, Kamerunga, Qld 4870
Fax: (07) 4039 4296

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