The 2019–20 bushfires in New South Wales have been one of the most extreme and widespread fires the state has experienced. Though the season is over, we will not have a comprehensive understanding of the full impact of the 2019–20 fires until we can see how the landscape and animals respond.

The work of the scientists at the Department of Planning and Environment was significant during the fires, providing rapid and accurate information to support the vital efforts of emergency response agencies like NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and conservation organisations working to help our wildlife.

This group acts as a compendium of the datasets, maps and analyses produced by the Department's Science, Economics and Insights Division to support decision-makers in response to the fire recovery and conservation efforts.

This immediate and responsive work was in addition to the ongoing work of the Department's Science, Economics and Insights Division to understand fire extent and severity, monitor and assess air and water quality, research, threatened animals and plants, profile soil types and quality, model erosion risks, and map numerous aspects of native vegetation and biodiversity.

For further information on understanding the effects of the 2019–20 fires please see the Department's Environment and Heritage website.

The original list, first published in 2020 can be found here: https://www.seed.nsw.gov.au/need-help/finding-data-on-dataset-catalogue/bushfire-related-datasets

Image credit: John Spencer/DPE



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