Bushfire Recovery Resources
The Limestone Coast Landscape Board can assist you with the following:
- Pest and weed management - technical support and advice on declared plant and animal pest control to affected landowners, with access to rabbit baitlayers, and ripper. Contact your local Limestone Coast Landscape Officers for more information.
- Vegetation management - Technical support and advice for native vegetation areas. Contact the Bush Management Advisor by phoning the Mount Gambier office on 08 8735 1204.
Limestone Coast Landscape Board Factsheets for land management and managing native biodiversity
- Bushfire recovery and your property - information on infrastructure, weed incursions, property planning, fencing and land management
- Bushfire recovery and biodiversity - actions to assist native vegetation recovery
- Bushfire recovery, erosion and water supply - simple ways to reduce erosion risk post fire
- Native trees in burnt areas - you can help your local environment recover from fire by allowing native trees remain in the landscape and naturally regenerate
- Post fire woody weed control in bushland - many weeds in South Australia 'fire-responsive". This means that after a fire weeds come back with a vengeance
- Fodder management guidelines - help reduce the spread of weeds and prevent the establishment of new weed species in the region and state.
Department for Environment and Water (DEW) for managing native vegetation after fire:
- Native vegetation clearance guidelines – information on native vegetation clearance conditions
- Native trees in burnt areas – frequently asked questions about burnt native trees
- Dead trees included as native vegetation in certain areas – information the importance of dead trees
- Interactive guide for managing native vegetation – an online tool that helps you decide if and how you need to apply to, to clear native vegetation
- Native vegetation clearance and fence lines – frequently asked questions relating to regulation of clearance along fence lines on private land, or on property boundaries alongside roads.
Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA):
- Land management after a bushfire – information on land erosion, water erosion, wind erosion, dams, growing feed on burnt land
- Infrastructure recovery after a fire – information on burnt infrastructure, fencing, re-fencing after a bushfire, damaged electrical equipment
- Livestock and animal management after a bushfire – information on immediate livestock management after a bushfire and ongoing livestock management
- Bushfire support – PIRSA recovery hotline
- Weed control App – this free to use tool provides essential information about the control of weeds declared in South Australia under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019
- Weed Control Handbook for Declared Plants in South Australia – this book provides information on how to control South Australia’s declared plants including information regarding declared plants, weed control methods and important legal, environmental and work health and safety consideration when using herbicides for weed control.
Other important resources:
- Managing waste from bushfires – Environment Protection Authority
- Reducing fire risk in gardens – Botanic Gardens of SA
- Grow me instead – consideration must be given to appropriate plant choice as birds and other animals can distribute seeds into nearby bush-land and natural areas causing immeasurable destruction of natural habitat
- Bushfire recovery - National Parks SA
- Volunteering SA and NT – help people affected by fires
- BlazeAid – a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.
- Looking after your Mental Health – list of regional health services that might help can be found on the Limestone Coast Landscape Board website
- Bushfire Relief – Livestock SA
- Back to Business Webinar Recordings – AWI – sheep connect.