#BeforeTheFire Resources

As the world’s climate gets weirder and its landscapes have less function the incidence of wildfire continues to effect people and the ecosystems they inhabit and surround them.

Regrarians is based in southeastern Australia, long identified as the most wildfire prone region of the planet. Fires are so catastrophic here that they are given biblical names that are forever etched in the lexicon, Royal Commissions that follow and traumas that are epigenetic.

Since we launched this farm planning & healthy living enterprise in March of 1993 we have had fire risk management & mitigation at the front of our minds — and we’re not alone.

With this we wanted to provide an assembly of resource links that many who live in the expanding area of pyrophytic landscapes of the world might find useful as they look to managing and mitigating their own risk:

FILM, WEBINARS & PODCASTS

#AfterTheFire – 2018 – Webinar – with Brittany Cole Bush, Art Ludwig, David Holmgren, Allan Savory & Darren J. Doherty – https://youtu.be/26sW_y0a9n0
Southampton Homestead & Farm – #AfterTheFire – 2015 – Short – with Michelle McManus, Jeff Pow & Lisa Heenan – https://youtu.be/Dyz1eqNQB3A
Understanding Fire – 2016 – Short – with Victor Steffensen et.al. – https://youtu.be/hqkjl1__igY
Three things I know about fire management – 2019 – Short – ABC TV ‘The Drum’ – with Victor Steffensen – 
2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop, Bundanon Trust, NSW – https://vimeo.com/302990941
RIGHT COUNTRY – RIGHT FIRE: Podcast Series – Firesticks Alliance – https://www.firesticks.org.au/right-country-right-fire-podcast-series/
Facing Fire: Building Resiliency to Wildfire – 2019 – Short – by Javan K. Bernakevitch featuring Stephen J. Pyne, David Holmgren, Dan Halsey, P.A. Yeomans and others – https://youtu.be/9Wh8NWgV7Kc

BOOKS & ARTICLES

The Flywire House: A case study in design against bushfire – 1991 – Book – David Holmgren – https://store.holmgren.com.au/product/flywire-house/
The Complete Bushfire Safety Book – 2000 – Book – Joan Webster – https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-complete-bushfire-safety-book-9781740510349
Essential Bushfire Safety Tips 3rd Ed. – 2012 – Book – Joan Webster – https://www.publish.csiro.au/book/6969/
Burning bush: a fire history of Australia – 1991 – Book – Stephen J. Pyne – https://www.amazon.com.au/Burning-Bush-Fire-History-Australia/dp/0295976772
The Regrarians Handbook – 2015 – Book – Darren J. Doherty, Andrew Jeeves & Georgi Pavlov – http://www.regrarians.org/regrarian-handbook/
Reintroducing Traditional Land Management Practices – 2012 – Booklet – Rodney Mason et.al. – http://k2c.org.au/files/administrator/reintroducingtraditional_land_management_practices_-_rod_mason_methodology.pdf
Bushfire Resilient Communities and Landscapes – 2009 – Discussion Paper – David Holmgren – https://holmgren.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Hepburn-BushfirePlan5.2.pdf
Reflections on fire – February 2019 – Article – David Holmgren – https://holmgren.com.au/reflections-on-fire-february-2019/

ORGANISATIONS

Mulong – Victor Steffensenhttp://www.mulong.com.au/index.php/mulong-portfolio-2-fire/
Firesticks Alliancehttps://www.firesticks.org.au/