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Fire management at Karakamia
AWC’s fire management activities at Karakamia include the following: :
- Annual prescribed burns to protect built infrastructure and to create a reasonable mosaic of different age-since-fire vegetation across the sanctuary. This pattern of burning will help ensure that, if a wildfire occurs, the entire sanctuary is not burnt (unburnt areas will operate as a refuge for native animals).
- Maintenance of fire breaks around the sanctuary.
Ground-based burning typically occurs in autumn/winter, often involving the local rural fire service.