Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Established in 1998, the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium is a network of land managers and stakeholders devoted to providing a coordinated response and best-practice recommendations for fire management, fire ecology and the conservation of biodiversity in the South East Queensland (SEQ) region through education, community engagement and applied research.

Aims and Function:

  • Education, extension and engagement – assisting land managers and private land holders with evidence based information on fire management and biodiversity conservation issues.
  • Research – applied fire ecology research investigating knowledge gaps in biodiversity and fire management; and
  • Representation and response – provision of a coordinated response to matters of regional, state and national fire management and fire ecology importance (e.g. legislative amendments and government inquires).

Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice

SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium 20-year anniversary


History and constitution

Established with funding from the National Heritage Trust, the SEQFBC has had several hosts, starting with Logan City Council (1998-2002) and moving to Griffith University with a focus on research in late 2002 and from there to the former natural resource management regional body for SEQ, SEQ Catchments, in 2009. Following a merger in 2016 between SEQ Catchments and Healthy Waterways (forming Healthy Land and Water) the SEQFBC was fortunate to receive continued support and is therefore currently embedded with Healthy Land and Water.

SEQFBC partners with an impressive list of 19 supporting organisations reflecting the extensive support for the SEQFBC in SEQ and illustrating our active and dedicated partnerships over the past 20 years.  Current partners are Brisbane City Council, The City of the Gold Coast, Gympie Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Redlands City Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council, South Burnett Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council, Toowoomba Regional Council, Powerlink, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (including the Rural Fire Service Queensland), Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Transport and Main Roads – Darling Downs District, SEQ Water and Healthy Land and Water (HLW). 

Activities

The SEQFBC offers to partners a range of support, services and training. For example the SEQFBC Fire Management Planning Workshops aim to educate and engage participants in best practice fire management planning, 

The SEQFBC also runs an Annual Fire Science Forum. At this year’s 20th Anniversary Fire Forum (11th June) over 200 people gathered at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens to celebrate 20 years of the SEQFBC.  

The SEQFBC publishes an e-News newsletter with 1200 subscribers to date.  Our website provides a range of publications and resources for our community and advertises relevant events.


 

Forthcoming Events
Dec
5
Thu
all-day 2nd Australian Native Bee Confer... @ St Leo’s College, University of Queensland,
2nd Australian Native Bee Confer... @ St Leo’s College, University of Queensland,
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Integrating beekeeping, crop pollination, hive products and research Beekeepers, farmers, industry leaders, educators and researchers are invited to share knowledge at the second Australian Native Bee Conference. We will discuss issues required to increase understanding[...]
Mar
25
Wed
all-day World Science Festival – Brisban...
World Science Festival – Brisban...
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day
The World Science Festival is again coming to Brisbane in March 2020. Street Science is very popular component of the World Science Festival and is visited by over 95,000 people. In 2019 the Royal Society[...]
Apr
3
Fri
all-day 15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
The 15th National Australian Shell Show will be held in Brisbane Australia on 3th-5th April 2020. Further information and Registration Packs are available at https://www.seqshells.com/nationalshellshow2020
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