Photographed in mid-January 2018 showing recovery from an earlier wildfire immediately below buildings on the southern side of Hotham Heights lodges increasing the threat to those buildings in a future fire
An entire landscape devastated by wildfire. Habitat destroyed: vast number of mammals, birds and insects killed.
Chances of recovery into healthy landscape: zero.
The worst of all possible outcomes. The abatement of wildfire has to be enshrined as the principle aim of land management.
Controlled fire is good fire. Even a naturally lit bushfire (lightning strike), can be used to advantage if the conditions allow it. Wildfire destroys everything in its path and compromises the future health of that land.