Naomi Stephens

Naomi Stephens

Board member
Naomi Stephens

Naomi Stephens is the Program Director, Future NPWS at the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.   She is a member of the NSW Bush Fire Coordinating Committee Standing Advisory Sub-committee and represents Office of Environment and Heritage on the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC), the AFAC Rural Land Management Group and the Forest Fire Management Group which reports to the Forestry and Forest Product Sub-committee of the Commonwealth Standing Council on Primary Industry (SCOPI).

Prior to commencing in her current position, Naomi had 12 years of experience in bushfire management planning and suppression operations as part of her role as the NPWS Regional Operational Coordinator for the Hunter Region.

Naomi is the Lead User Representative for the Prescribed Burning and Catchment Management Cluster research program under the Bushfire Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre.   She is a member of the steering committee for the research program NPWS partners with the NSW Rural Fire Service at the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfire (CERMB) at the University of Wollongong.  

CRC Board

Naomi Stephens is a current member of the CRC's Board of Directors.

Lead end user

The key finding of the project is that the effectiveness of prescribed burning at mitigating area burnt by bushfire and other key values varies considerably across landscapes and values. This has major implications for fire managers, suggesting that tailored prescribed burning solutions are possible based on the unique risk mitigation profile for any given suite of management values in that region. The key product of the project is the Prescribed Burning Atlas, a new website that informs prescribed burning strategies and helps fire and land managers tailor their approaches to outcomes that will best reduce risk in a target area within available budgets.

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