Territory And Municipal Services have a story on their use of grazing for fuel reduction:
“Grazing is a crucial, if oft forgotten, component of the ACT’s hazard reduction program,” said Neil Cooper, Manager, Fire Management Unit.
“This year we intend to graze more than 7000 hectares across 76 separate sites.
“Strategic grazing serves to not only remove bushfire fuel, but it also ensures the remaining fuels are compacted. Bushfires will burn at a lower intensity in grazed areas and as such are much more readily controlled.
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“We work with agistees to ensure that locations are grazed to achieve strategic fuel management objectives, specifically those adjacent to identified assets. Staff from Territory and Municipal Services’ Fire Management Unit have identified these locations and ensured that fencing is in place and water is available.
“Cattle are being introduced to a number of sites in the Weston Creek area this week including Narrabundah Hill, the Bicentennial Horse Trail on Cooleman Ridge and Fisher Parkland.”