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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/05/2004   
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Contents >> Forestry >> Management of forests >> Fire management

Forestry Tasmania, Tasmania Fire Service and Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment Parks and Wildlife Service are the three government bodies with responsibility for fire management on public land in Tasmania.

In 2002-03, Forestry Tasmania's fire management personnel attended 124 wildfires. These wildfires affected 49,978 hectares of vegetation.

Forestry Tasmania conducted 8,178 hectares of planned burning for regeneration and establishing plantations, with no escapes recorded.


FORESTRY TASMANIA, FIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Unit
2002-03

Fires attended
no.
124
Managed by inter-agency cooperation
no.
17

Area burnt

ha

49,978
State forest component
ha
7,468

Source: Forestry Tasmania, Annual Report 2002-03.



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