Post-bushfire evaluation of impacts on natural values
As part of its overall fire management approach, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service undertakes post-bushfire evaluations to evaluate the impacts and outcomes of all fires on the estate—both planned burns and bushfires.
More detailed assessments are undertaken for bushfires that occur in areas of the estate with high ecological significance and/or are known, or suspected to, have resulted in significant detrimental impact to natural values.
These assessments provide an overview of the fire, the areas and values within the burnt area, and practical recommendations for mitigation, recovery and monitoring.
The following post-bushfire evaluation reports relate to the 2019–2020 fire season.
- Bulburin National Park post-fire assessment report
- Oakview National Park post-fire assessment report
- Lamington National Park post-fire assessment report
- Great Sandy and Noosa National Parks post-fire assessment report
- Main Range National Park and adjacent QPWS estate post-fire assessment report
- Mt Barney National Park post-fire assessment report
- 2020 K’gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park post-fire assessment report with addendum
- Vegetation recovery after the 2019 and 2020 bushfires on K’gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park, Southeast Queensland Bioregion (PDF, 8.3MB).
The 2019–20 Australian bushfires were unprecedented in their scale, intensity and duration causing significant impacts to Queensland’s threatened species and their habitats. Learn more about the Queensland Government response through the 2019-20 bushfires: Threatened species recovery program.