Important Video Evidence


Videos About Fire

A very important historical perspective on the role of fire in the Australian environment and the way aboriginal people used fire skilfully to manage the entire continent is given by Bill Gammage at these addresses:

At the ABC :


At the Australian National University :

There are two sets of very good videos produced by the Department of Parks and Wildlife that describe many aspects of the impact of fire on forested land in Western Australia. They cover the impact of various intensities of fire on plants and animals and present some examples  of the benefits of prescribed burning in minimising the impact of high intensity bushfires.

The first set can be seen at the URLs below.

History of Fire in WA

Fire and Animals and Plants

Fuel and fuel types

Evidence of effectiveness of prescribed burning

Managing bushfire risk

Collie protected by prescribed burn

Prescribed burning planning process

Factors affecting fire behaviour

Recovery after fire

How a prescribed fire stopped two bushfires

The second set of 19 videos can be seen at: burning/

Prescribed burning videos