The philosophy underlying FIREPLAN
is to develop research projects in response to
community/stakeholder requirements—as opposed to research
agency core interests.
Such an approach invites the involvement of
community groups and sectors which otherwise might be loathe,
hostile even, to being involved with research activities (as
scientifically worthwhile as these might be) undertaken in
It provides opportunities for the TS–CRC
to engage the wider community in cross-cultural, cross-sectoral
activities which have the potential to result in long-lasting
Effective (“Good”) fire management
is as much about improving cross-sectoral and cross-cultural
understanding, as it is about better applying biophysical,
scientifically-based, management principles.
Over the next few years a particular focus of
FIREPLAN will be to collate and deliver fire management
information relevant to the diverse information needs of savanna
land managers and stakeholders.
As such, FIREPLAN contributes to all four Key Result areas,
but particularly addresses the issues surrounding the development
of Sustainable Management Systems.