Fire management at Faure Island

Fire management at Faure Island

Trackside Buffel Grass sprayed to widen the fire break as part of AWC's fire management and weed control on Faure Island.

Fire management activity has included the establishment of mechanical breaks which are maintained annually.  The encroachment of Buffel Grass has the potential to increase the fire risk on Faure Island because it creates a more continuous ground cover of flammable material.  Our fire and weed management programs are therefore carefully integrated: reducing the extent of Buffel Grass will reduce fire risk.