The Trust is partnering with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to geospatially map a comprehensive fire scar history for the GVD from 1995 to 2019 using Landsat satellite imagery.
1. Fire scar maps derived from the Landsat data allow a number of statistics to be calculated including:
2. Average burnt patch size for each year of the study period;
3. Identify areas of ‘long unburnt’ vegetation. For the purpose of the study, ‘long unburnt’ will be classified as any vegetation unburnt since 1995; and
4. Determine the average interval of return between fires
This information can be made available to land managers and Rangers who wish to understand the burn history of their country.