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Jackson Parker

Director Bushfire Technical Services, Department of Fire And Emergency Services

About Jackson Parker

Jackson Parker is the Director of Bushfire Technical Services in the Rural Fire Division of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), with responsibilities for leading and collaborating on the development of bushfire prevention and management guidelines and tools, including the management of fire in environmentally sensitive areas and development planning in bushfire prone areas. Since 2013 he has managed programs for bushfire risk assessment, planning and behaviourist roles, training, decision support tools and policy development within DFES. Prior to 2013 Jackson developed substantial experience in undertaking planning and operational roles in forestry and bushfire management including suppression and prescribed burn operations under previous variations of what are now the Forest Products Commission and Parks and Wildlife Service. Jackson has a Masters of Urban & Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Environmental Biology Degree as well as management and forestry Diplomas and agency specific qualifications in environmental and bushfire management. Jackson has previously worked on environmental planning and harvest management for the Forest Products Commission and Climate Change Policy for the Department of Agriculture and Food. He is the co-author of Bulletin 4856 - Carbon farming in relation to Western Australian agriculture 2014, co-author of Pine as Fast Food: Foraging Ecology of an Endangered Cockatoo in a Forestry Landscape 2013 and co-author of the Draft Gnangara Sustainability Strategy 2009.

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