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Fuel Reduction Programme

Each summer, bushfires in our forests pose a significant threat to communities in rural areas, and on the rural-urban interface. Large, uncontrollable bushfires can have serious consequences for Tasmanians. The Tasmanian Government has committed funds towards a program of planned fuel reduction burns to help protect Tasmanians from the threat of wildfires. The program will see the State's three firefighting agencies, Forestry Tasmania, the Tasmania Fire Service and the Parks and Wildlife Service combine their expertise in a concerted program aimed at reducing fuel loads around the state.

The objective of the inter-agency Fuel Reduction Burning Program is to create corridors of low fuel loads to help prevent large wildfires.
The program complements but does not replace fuel reduction burning and other means of fuel reduction close to houses and other assets.
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For further information on fuel reduction burning occurring on land managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service please click on the following link:
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=908

For further information on fuel reduction and land management burning on land managed by Forestry Tasmania please click on the following link:
http://www.forestrytas.com.au/planned-burns

For information on planned burns conducted by the Tasmanian Forest Industry please click on the following link:
http://www.plannedburnstas.com.au