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Post Burn and Targeted Surveys for Wattleridge IPA

The spring seasonal monitoring has been carried out for Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) research plots, the first surveys to be held since the plots were burnt in August this year. The survey was a large success despite the inclement weather a few days previous to the survey. Firesticks ecologist David Milledge was happy with the systematic and targeted surveys, […]

November 17th, 2015|Categories: News, Research + Engagement Protocols, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

Federal Grant Manager visit to Coastal IPAs

On Wednesday the 4th November the Firesticks project had a visit from our Federal Grant Manager Michael Miller from the Department of Environment. A group of rangers from Ngunya Jargoon and Minyumai Indigenous Protected Areas (IPA) joined Firesticks staff in showcasing some of the on-ground works achieved through Firesticks contracts and sharing some of the […]

Minyumai Plot Burn Video

A short video of the first plot burn at Minyumai IPA in May this year. Thank you to all involved.

November 5th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , , , , |

Final Plot Burn at Minyumai IPA

On the 2nd of October the final long-term research plot at Minyumai IPA was successfully burnt by the IPA rangers with assistance from Ngulingah LALC rangers and the Woodburn Rural Fire Service (RFS) brigade. The ranger teams have gained valuable experience over the last six months in conducting bio-cultural burns on Firesticks partner properties across […]

November 5th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngulingah|Tags: , , , , |

Dorrobbee – Grassy Pathways Burn and Gathering September 15th 2015

Just as Goori people and their ancestors have done for generations, they gathered to share knowledge and maintain connections to country alongside neighbouring clans. The Dorrobbee Grasslands remain a meeting place on ancient pathways that connect landscapes, places, people, plants and animals.

During the gathering a cultural burn was applied to the Grasslands. It was collaboratively […]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngulingah|Tags: , , , , |

Wattleridge IPA Property Partners Meeting

Firesticks project partners met at Wattleridge IPA located near Guyra on the New England Tablelands on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October for our bi-annual meeting. The meeting was well attended by rangers from Wattleridge IPA, Minyumai IPA, Boorabee and the Willows IPA, Ngulingah LALC and Casino Boolangle LALC. Representatives from the NSW Rural Fire Service […]

Koala and Joey caught on Camera Trap at Dobies Bight

Wildlife Camera traps were deployed with the intention of capturing images of animals that are accessing the newly burnt area following the implementation of a prescribed burn at the Dobies Bight property, which is owned by the Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council. The key objective was to get some images of the koala population that are known to […]

October 20th, 2015|Categories: Casino Boolangle, News|Tags: , |

Reducing hazards, increasing biodiversity and restoring cultural practises at Dobies Bight

On the 24th September a prescribed burn was undertaken at Dobies Bight property an area of land owned by Casino Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC). The total area of the property is 28.7Ha and although it’s relatively small in size it represents a significant refuge for wildlife across a largely fragmented landscape. The property contains […]

Protecting the Aboriginal women’s mythological site at Coffs Harbour Airport

On the 8th of August a group of Aboriginal women rangers from Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) and Darrunda Wajaarr (Repair to Country) team came together to assist the the Rural Fire Service (RFS) to implement a cultural burn as a part of a broader hazard reduction burn at Coffs Harbour Airport. There are heritage values identified across […]

September 28th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , , , |

Wattleridge IPA monitoring plot burn

On Sunday the 16th of August two of the monitoring plots at Wattleridge IPA were burnt by the Banbai rangers and Rural Fire Service (RFS) using cultural burning techniques. After two years of baseline monitoring by the Firesticks ecologist, the weather and conditions were right for the burns to go ahead. After cold and wet weather […]