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Bushfire Recovery Resources

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board works collaboratively with government and non-government agencies, industry and community organisations to support land managers to recover from bushfires and to protect natural capital and landscapes from the immediate and long term impacts of fire.

Our role is to provide advice and support to these key activities:

  • Regional Fire Recovery Governance and Planning
  • Technical advice, site visits and financial support for erosion, pest management, whole farm management, native vegetation and biodiversity recovery
  • Targeted, issues based trials and demonstrations that support landscape scale recovery.

Topic

Technical advice and support

Timing – Post bushfire

Contact

Whole farm planning

Whole farm planning to redesign farm management areas following loss of fencing.

2 – 8 weeks

James Hall

Team Leader, Sustainable Primary Production

0448 472 168

Biosecurity risks

Biosecurity risks associated with imported feed/fodder containing weed seeds.

2 – 8 weeks

Kym Haebich

Upper South East Team Leader, Landscape Operations

0408 811 392

Erosion

Land degradation caused by soil drift and run off.

2 – ongoing

James Hall

Team Leader, Sustainable Primary Production

0448 472 168

Water quality

Algal contamination of dams / water bodies as a result of ash / soil erosion.

2 – 8 weeks

James Hall

Team Leader, Sustainable Primary Production

0448 472 168

Habitat protection and threatened species recovery

Biodiversity assessments

2 weeks – 2 years

Mark de Jong

Team Leader, Habitat Conservation

0429 096 146

Native Vegetation Recovery

Re-vegetation projects

Remnant vegetation assessments and advice

2 weeks – 3 years

Cassie Hlava

Bush Management Advisor

0428 155 989

Cooperative fox and rabbit control programs

Support for groups of landholders to develop fox and rabbit control maps and establish community cooperative fox and rabbit control programs

2 weeks – 12 months

Deb Lang
(Lower Limestone Coast)

Team Leader, Landscape Operations

0400 188 094

Kym Haebich
(Upper Limestone Coast)

Team Leader, Landscape Operations

0408 811 392

Roadside rabbit warren mapping and control

Warrens are more visible when vegetation is removed making it an ideal time to map and control rabbit warrens on roadsides

Mapping – 2 weeks

Control – 6 weeks

Mount Gambier Office

(08) 8735 1204

Keith Office

(08) 8755 1620

Ask for the Landscape Officer in your council area.

Roadside weed inspections, mapping and control

Weed control can be more effective while land is bare and there is an opportunity to target emerging weeds.

Inspections 3 – 6 months

Control 6 –12 months

Mount Gambier Office

(08) 8735 1204

Keith Office

(08) 8755 1620

Ask for the Landscape Officer in your council area.

Feral deer control

Deer control to reduce the impact on biodiversity and agricultural assets post bushfire event.

3 months – 12 months

Aidan Laslett

Coordinator, Feral Deer Project

0437 376 181

South Australian Landscape Board fact sheets for land management and managing native biodiversity:

Department for Environment and Water (DEW) for managing native vegetation after fire:

Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA):

Other important resources:

  • Managing waste from bushfires – Environment Protection Authority
  • 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.