Fire Management

Fire has long been recognised as a major threat to biodiversity values, particularly impacts from large, intense bush fires.

Rangelands NRM are working with a range of stakeholders to coordinate fire planning and management activities in the WA rangelands.


Fire forums and the Rangelands Fire Leadership Group

Rangelands NRM has facilitated an annual Fire Forum to bring fire management to the forefront incorporating perspectives from biodiversity conservation, pastoral and Indigenous groups. The forum also provides an opportunity for varied groups engaged in fire management across WA and beyond an opportunity to share experiences and look towards solutions.

[Rangelands Regional Fire Forum 2015]

[Rangelands Regional Fire Forum 2014]

The Rangelands Fire Leadership Group was established after the 2014 Fire Forum to bring a coordinated approach to fire management and information across the rangelands and to help drive initiatives from fire forums. Membership of the Rangelands Fire Leadership Group includes representatives from Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Pastoral and Graziers Association of WA, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) and Rangelands NRM.

Leadership Group - Fire Management in the WA Rangelands [Terms of Reference]

Website launch - Northern Australian and Rangelands Fire Information (NAFI) 2016 [Event summary

Fortescue Fire Management Project 

Coordinated fire planning and management in the Fortescue catchment  [Read more]


EcoFire is an award-winning fire management program in the Kimberley involving 13 properties (4 million hectares) including indigenous communities and pastoralists.  [Read more]



See our YouTube channel for a series of fire management videos.

Learn more about Ngadju fire knowledge and contemporary fire management in the Great Western Woodlands. 2013 Publication.

Northern Australia and Rangelands Fire Information (NAFI) website.

A set of principles authored by the Rangelands Fire Leadership Group is now available to land managers to guide fire management in the rangelands of Western Australia.
Download Guiding Principles for fire management in the WA rangelands).