Managing Fire For Safety & Sustainability

Our Services

Firescape Science provides a wide range of products and services to government agencies, community groups, traditional owner groups, mining companies, private enterprises and individuals.  Our team can provide a one-stop-shop for all your fire management needs.

At Firescape Science our main areas of expertise are:

  • Strategic planning for developing projects that fit within a client’s management structures and operations
  • Fire management planning, monitoring, assessment and review
  • Helping clients meet requirements for generating carbon credits under the federal Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative, including vegetation map validation assessments
  • A range of mapping services including:
    • Firescar mapping using remote sensing software and data from a number of different satellites (particularly MODIS and Landsat satellite imagery)
    • Remote sensing and interpretation of satellite imagery for purposes other than fire (e.g. vegetation health) including spatial statistics and analysis
    • Various maps to meet your requirements based on GIS data layers and remotely sensed imagery
    • Training relating to fire management, mapping, remote sensing, environmental science, and natural resource management
    • Biodiversity assessments (e.g. flora and fauna surveys including; terrestrial and aquatic species, vegetation maps, conservation plans)
  • Training in Fire level 1, GIS mapping, remote sensing, environmental science, and natural resource management
  • Biodiversity assessments (e.g. flora and fauna surveys including; terrestrial and aquatic species, vegetation maps, conservation plans)

Planning

We offer a selection of fire management services:

  • Fire planning, assessment, reporting and improved management
  • Preparing verified vegetation maps for meeting audit requirements under the Savanna Fire Management Methodology
  • Integrating fire with other natural resource management plans (e.g. weed or feral animal control)
  • Strategic planning (at State, regional and property scales) to link in with your organisation’s goals and requirements
  • Operational planning for natural resource management activities, especially with respect to using of fire as a land management tool
  • Interpretation and report writing relevant to local conditions and the client’s operating environment.

Implementation

  • Implementation of new fire management plans
  • Review of existing fire plans
  • Checklists provided to ensure plans are appropriate, efficient, realistic and achievable
  • We provide guidance for implementing your plan for maximum benefit to you and your property

Monitoring & Reviewing

Once your fire plan is in place, you must

  • Maintain records
  • Monitor results
  • Review tactics (particularly following major weather events (or non-events))
  • Adapt the plan to reflect changes or developments that occur on your property from time to time
  • We can assist you to create appropriate schedules and checklists

Operational Integration

  • Meshing your plans with your actions is essential
  • Careful planning + appropriate action = protection of property and landscape
  • We can help you piece your fire-puzzle together.

Training

We offer the following training to groups and individuals:

  • Fire plans (preparation and implementation)
  • Rural fires – accredited training
  • GIS mapping
  • Remote sensing
  • Various other topics in environmental science and natural resource management

Our training courses are:

  • Tailor-made to meet your needs
  • Adapted to be locally relevant to your organisation
  • Easy to understand
  • Inclusive of workbooks and materials (where applicable)
  • Offered in various locations
  • Culturally sensitive

Project Management

Confused or need more help? We can look after the whole fire management process for you, from beginning to end of the adaptive management cycle.