A two-day forum on Fire in the High Country attracted 110 people in May 2010. The forum was held at the Lake Hume resort in Albury and featured much Bushfire CRC research from the HighFire Project as well as other Bushfire CRC research related to the issue. Positive feedback from the attendees reinforced the success of the forum.
This forum presented the latest research findings to operational fire managers with the aim of raising awareness and providing opportunities for researchers and operational fire managers to interact and discuss the major issues.
This seminar attracted fire managers and practitioners working in alpine and sub-alpine regions of New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.
Key speakers included Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service, Bob Conroy, Executive Director Parks Management, NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change, and many Bushfire CRC researchers.
There was wide media coverage, particularly from the local ABC, who attended for the full two days.