The ABC explains that ACT Parks and Conservation Service have taken the sensible step of using livestock to control long grass:
Last year, cattle grazed more than 4,000 hectares in 48 separate areas as part of the Bushfire Operations Plan.
This year, it has been boosted to more than 7,000 hectares across 79 areas.
Neil Cooper from the ACT Parks and Conservation Service says cattle are being used in addition to the usual slashing and burning.
“There are other areas where because of terrain, slope, too much rock or other reasons, that we can’t get machinery in there, so cattle just become just another mechanism by which we can remove fuel,” he said.
“They are very, very effective.”
But who’s trousering the agistment fees?