Fire Control and Management
Fire is a tool traditionally used to manage rough grassland and heathland, control disease, and reinvigorate grassland for grazing. Where there are few or no grazing animals there is an accumulation of vegetation, which is a significant fire risk that can cause considerable ecological damage on combustion.
- Provide fire risk assessment analysis and mapping
- Analyise fire load
- Prepare fire plans with landowners and graziers
- Plan fires, undertake public consultation and liaison with other organisations
- Work with commoners, landowners and conservation organisations to agree a programme of burning as required by the regulations.
- Identify and create firebreaks. Apply for any special consents that may be needed.
- Ensure compliance with the required regulations.
- Deliver controlled burns