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The VFFA is sharing this material in the interest of public education and awareness. Big fires can destroy everything in their path, but the right fire can prevent the destruction.

The following two films (a snap shot and an extended version) capture the Cool Season Burning Masterclass that was run on June 24, 2017. The workshop was led by Traditional Fire Knowledge Holder Rod Mason and was held on private land in the Kiewa Valley in the North East CMA region of Victoria.

 

Cool Season Burn snapshot

Cool Season Burn Extended Version

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