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What causes bush fires? 
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The effect of bush fires on biodiversity

Plants, animals and the whole ecosystem are impacted by bush fires. The National Parks and Wildlife Service monitors the effects.

Check out the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website


Imagine you are a Park Ranger. How could you protect your Park from bush fire?

Hey Firestormers!

Bush fires have many ecological effects. These effects are complex and may be positive or negative.

  • Weather and fire,
  • Fire behaviour,
  • Fire in the environment,
  • Prevent,
  • Prepare,
  • Respond,
  • People,
  • Place,
  • Environment


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

Fire is as much a part of the Australian landscape as the biodiversity that has adapted to it over millions of years

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