Dismayed by the disastrous bushfires in the eastern States over the summer of 2002 to 2003, a group of like-minded and concerned practitioners and scientists formed Forest Fire Victoria in February 2004.


Forest Fire Victoria

  • will provide and promote independent and expert opinion on forest fire management;

  • work to ensure that Victoria’s forest fire management policies and practices are based on science, experience and accountability, and address social, economic and environmental values of natural ecosystems;

  • strive to ensure that the long-term well-being and safety of forest ecosystems and their surrounding rural communities are protected.

Our Method of Operation

Forest Fire Victoria will seek opportunities to pursue its purpose through a range of strategies including:

  • Making submissions to enquiries;

  • Providing experts for seminars, conferences and media opportunities;

  • Exposing the consequences and dangers of distorted science and misinformation;

  • Bringing problems and solutions to the attention of politicians and decision-makers;

  • Raising awareness of forest fire issues through the media and community education;

  • Supporting independent and objective research and education into forest fire management;

  • Publishing articles

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