Fire recovery: Farm recovery after bushfire

Fire recovery resources for landholders


Landcare after the fires - Erosion Control - Download (220 KB)

Erosion and the siltation of waterways and dams is a real issue after fire. But, while waiting for bush to recover, we can do lots to protect the land using silt barriers made of a variety of materials including rice straw.

This information sheet includes principles applicable to most properties affected by fire, but includes details and actions specific to fire areas on the northern side of Melbourne in 2014.

Bushfires may affect crops, water supplies, soils and pastures. Recovery information about them is provided through this link to the Agriculture Victoria website.

Go to Farm recovery after bushfire

The resources below provide further information on soil erosion after fires.