• Cooler annual temperature
  • Mix of temperate rainforest, alpine and farming
  • Large uninterrupted forest and parks with remote accessibility
  • Aging coastal populations
  • Small communities near large continuous forests
  • Small isolated populations of vulnerable flora and fauna species

Fuel management

  • Permanent fuel breaks that are also used for forest access
  • Fuel management corridors through vast tracts of public land to break up large fires
  • Intense fuel treatment around communities and critical infrastructure

Environmental metrics

Understanding the impact of fire on ecosystems requires first being able to define and measure ecosystem resilience.  Tolerable Fire Interval and Vegetation Growth Stage Structure are used as indicators of ecosystem resilience at a landscape level. These allow us to better understand ecosystem resilience and the impacts of fire.

Current and historic Tolerable Fire Interval and Vegetation Growth Stage Structures for the Gippsland region are available in the Fuel Management Report.

Strategic bushfire management planning

Strategic bushfire management planning is about bringing together land and fire managers, communities and stakeholders to develop a common understanding of bushfire risk and determine strategies and actions to reduce that risk.

This planning is informed by world-leading, bushfire behaviour modelling and research into community values that can be affected by bushfires. It brings together multiple perspectives to set agreed objectives for regional bushfire management.

The key output of strategic planning is six new Bushfire Management Strategies aligned to each of the Victorian Government Regions:

Download the Gippsland Bushfire Management Strategy (PDF 9.9MB)

Download the Gippsland Bushfire Management Strategy (Word Accessible 15MB)

The Strategic bushfire management planning process is jointly delivered by Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), Country Fire Authority (CFA), Emergency Management Victoria (EMV), and local government in consultation with communities. For more information about the Strategic Bushfire Management Planning process, see the Strategic Bushfire Management Planning page.

Page last updated: 26/09/23