In partnership with other universities, government and industry we are developing a decision support framework to analyse forest fuel reduction techniques as an alternative to hazard reduction burning. We are assessing the lifecycle benefits and costs of mechanical fuel load reduction incorporating social, environmental, economic and policy issues. The collected biomass has commercial value and can be used for bioenergy production, or in timber and wood industry, while improving air quality, human health, and carbon footprint.
You can help us by filling a survey on the public attitudes to alternatives to hazard reduction burning. Click HERE