[permaculture] After the Fires

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Sat Mar 14 13:39:04 EDT 2009

One of the best starting points is on pages 451-456 in Mollison's 
Designers' Manual.

Hills can slump after a fire but usually rain is needed to initiate it. 
Bare soils on steep slopes can make rain a curse even while it's a much 
needed blessing.

Bela Beke wrote:
> Hi,
> We live in a recently fire effected are of Australia.
> We are looking for advice, guidance, on how to deal with landscapes 
> effected by wild fire.
> Even to know the questions to ask and suggestions to make to 
> authorities-(who may or may not taken these things into consideration.)
> Some areas were at least 660(degrees Celsius)The aluminium roadsigns melted.
> Another concern is that some fire affected areas are quite steep and may 
> be subject to collapse
> Worst case scenario-Can side's of hills slide down?On to roadways?
> Not being experienced Permaculture designer's we are open to advice  to 
> how to work with large areas almost
> totaly burned out by wery hot fires.
> Links to literature,books ,practical advice(disaster 
> recovery,green(brown) field development )
> on behalf of Permaculture Kinglake Ranges
> regards,Bela Beke
> beke<at>primus.com.au

Keith Johnson
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