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Introduction to Indigenous Fire Management Community Forum – Mandalong

Victor Steffensen from Cape York will be presenting at the Introduction to Indigenous Fire Management Community Forum held in Mandalong in the Hunter Valley on the 25th May 2016. The workshop is free and the discussion will focus on Indigenous fire management in a contemporary environment. Subjects addressed at the forum will include how to evaluate different sites, […]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Spotted-tailed Quoll caught on Camera at Boorabee and the Willows IPA

Monitoring cameras have been set up in the picnic shelters on Boorabee and the Willows IPA on the Northern Tablelands following the rangers observations of feral goats utilising them as areas to congregate in the shade. The distribution and abundance of feral goats on the IPA is high and sometimes creative techniques are required in […]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Animal Highway located at Wattleridge IPA

Monitoring cameras deployed at Wattleridge IPA have uncovered a secret animal highway previously unknown to humans. This highway has been used over the past three months by a range of different species. The landscape at Wattleridge is rugged and largely undisturbed with large granite boulders creating a range of habitats and refuges that are suited to […]

April 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

Minyumai IPA Wildlife Tracking Workshop

The Coastal wildlife tracking workshop was held at Minyumai IPA on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2016. The workshop was delivered by Brad Nesbitt (wildlife tracking consultant) for the Minyumai IPA rangers, representatives from the Local Land Services and Firesticks. There had been recent heavy rainfall prior to the workshop, which cleared, enabling the rangers […]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , , , |

Bush Fire Fighting Training Workshop at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Mid North Coast Team assisted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) provided Bush Fire Fighting training for a group of North Coast Aboriginal rangers from the 22nd to the 25th of February. Rangers attended from Minyumai, Ngunya Jargoon and Dorrodong IPAs, Darrunda Wajaarr Repair to Country team, and NSW NPWS […]

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , , , , |

Feral Goat Management Strategy for Boorabee and the Willows IPA

A feral goat management strategy is currently being developed for Boorabee and the Willows IPA incorporating the local knowledge, on ground skills and observations of the IPA rangers with the expertise of pest management consultant Brad Nesbitt. The development of the strategy and implementation of on-ground works are being supported by the Firesticks Project as […]

March 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Willows Boorabee|Tags: , , , , , |

Sand Plot Tracking Workshops at Wattleridge IPA

On the 26th and 27th of February Wattleridge IPA hosted the first of two sand plot tracking workshops scheduled for the Tablelands and North Coast as part of the Firesticks Project ongoing integrated fire and vertebrate pest management program. The Tablelands workshop was attended by rangers from Boorabee and the Willows IPAs along with the rangers […]

Monitoring cultural values using CyberTracker workshops

The first NSW Environmental Trust CyberTracker cultural values monitoring workshops were held at Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon IPAs from the 8th to the 12th of February. The aim of these initial workshops was to assess the ranger’s engagement, capacity and interest in learning how to use the CyberTracker software. The workshops were delivered by Dr. Emilie Ens (Macquarie University) […]

March 8th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , , |

Native Bee workshop at Ngunya Jargoon IPA

On the 9/12/2015 The Jali Green Team and Minyumai IPA rangers attended a native bee workshop with Steve Maginnity from the Australian Native Bee Company (http://tanbc.com.au/contact/). The workshop was hosted by the Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and was held at the Ngunya Jargon Indigenous Protected Area (IPA).

Steve gave a talk about the different kinds of native […]

March 3rd, 2016|Categories: News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , |

Boorabee and the Willows IPA post burn and targeted surveys

Despite very hot weather over the past week post-burn systematic and targeted surveys were carried out at Boorabee and the Willows IPA. Due to recent rain events access to Boorabee across the other side of the Severn River was not possible during this survey so separate targeted surveys will be carried out next year with […]