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Hotspots workshop at Mt Mitchell with Wattleridge IPA Banbai rangers

Mt Mitchell is at the headwaters of the Sara River catchment within the Clarence River drainage, located near the crest of the Great Dividing Range on the New England Tablelands to the west of the extensive Guy Fawkes River gorge system. It falls within the Banbai Aboriginal Nation with numerous highly significant cultural features and […]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , , , |

Community Fire Planning meeting at the Helmet Range

An enthusiastic group of landowners met recently at Wiangaree Hall near Kyogle to support a plan to undertake prescribed control fire management on their properties in the lower Lynch and Collins Creek area that surround the Helmet Ridge.

The meeting was organised by North Coast Local Land Services (LLS) – with funding from the Australian Government’s […]

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Gugin Gudduba, News|Tags: , , , |

The importance of Biosecurity in sustaining Aboriginal cultural heritage – video

The Department of Primary Industry has produced a short video featuring two of the NCC Firesticks Project partner properties- Boorabee and the Willows and Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs). This video shares some of the great work currently underway on the IPAs as the rangers work to remove introduced pests from their country with beneficial effects […]

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge: Australian Fire – SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge: Aboriginal Fire
A special event at the Public Programs Marquee, Royal Botanical Gardens

3-4pm Sunday 18 September 2016

Conversations With Aboriginal Knowledge contributes to the 32nd Kaldor Public Art Project where Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones presents barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square-metres of the Royal Botanic Garden from 17 September – […]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

Fire Ecology Students from Southern Cross University (SCU) visit Minyumai IPA

On Tuesday 30th August approximately 50 Undergraduate and Masters Students from 10 different countries visited Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) to learn about the cultural and ecological values of the property and the innovative management strategies that are being implemented under the support of the Environmental Trust and the Nature Conservation Council (NCC) Firesticks Project. […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Wattleridge IPA Schools Program – passing down knowledge to future custodians

An initiative between Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), NCC Firesticks and local schools around Guyra NSW recently delivered an engaging and interactive learning program that connected children with Aboriginal elders, IPA Rangers and the local environment using storytelling, on-ground learning and arts and crafts. Around 100 children and accompanying teachers visited the property over three […]

August 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

WINBA = FIRE, the Wattleridge IPA Fire and Seasons Calendar

Winba = Fire, the Wattleridge Fire and Seasons calendar, has been developed through collaborative research between Banbai traditional owners and PhD researcher Michelle McKemey. The Fire and Seasons calendar uses ‘biocultural indicators’- noticeable, predictable, seasonal events that may be culturally significant- to tell us when the seasons are changing, and when it is a good […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , , |

‘Taking Care of Country’ article in the NSW Rural Fire Service Bush Fire Bulletin

The NSW Rural Fire Service has published an article in their Bush Fire Bulletin magazine that features a burn undertaken by Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) female rangers along with the Darrunda Wajaarr (Repair to Country) team and the Rural Fire Service in August last year. The burn was at a women’s mythological site that is adjacent […]

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , , , |

Protecting the high ecological and cultural values of Busbys Flat

On Wednesday the 22nd June a prescribed burn was carried out on a Casino Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) property located at Busbys Flat. The burn has been planned and implemented by members of Casino Boolangle LALC Green Team, Gudgin Guddaba LALC, Ngulingah Nimbin Rocks Rangers and Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) rangers with support […]

Using fire to keep country and culture strong

A recent news story featuring the Wattleridge IPA Cultural burns from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Indigenous affairs website:

http://www.indigenous.gov.au/news-and-media/stories/using-fire-keep-country-pristine-and-culture-strong

May 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |