Finalist: Healthy Habitat Award

Dave Kington

Fire Management on North Stradbroke Island
Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island

When Dave Kington saw the damage caused to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) by a lack of fire management, he was determined to do something about it. Working alongside Minjerribah’s Traditional Owners and national park rangers, Dave spent several years analysing and assessing the different vegetation types of the island, and then implemented a fire management program aimed at safeguarding the health of the island for the future.

Throughout his mission to restore the island’s habitat, Dave has patiently educated many different people on the importance of fire management, and his tireless work has ensured a reduced fire risk for the people and wildlife that call the island home.