Minyumai

Minyumai covers over 2,100 hectares of paperbark groves and scribbly gum, swamp mahogany and bloodwood forests – as well as rare patches of lush rainforest. Minyumai helps form a crucial wildlife corridor of more than 20,000 hectares as it links Tabbimobile Swamp Nature Reserve with Bundjalung National Park. Its vast areas of native bushland are owned and managed by Bandjalang custodians on behalf of the Bandjalang clan to develop employment enterprises for Bandjalang people, reinforce our unique culture, and look after the area’s abundant native wildlife.

Minyumai’s engagement with The Firesticks Project: Applying contemporary and Aboriginal fire practices to enhance biodiversity, connectivity and landscape resilience is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund and is being implemented through a partnership with the Nature Conservation Council of NSW

Interview on ABC radio with senior ranger from Minyumai IPA Daniel Gomes

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , , , |

Final Project Partners Meeting hosted by Minyumai IPA

Minyumai IPA hosted the final Firesticks Partners Meeting on the 8-10th May. Rangers from Wattleridge, Ngunya Jargoon and Boorabee and the Willows IPAs (Indigenous Protected Areas) and rangers from Casino Boolangle and Gugin Guddaba Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) were joined by representatives from the Local Land Services (LLS), Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), […]

Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate Conference at the University of New England

Aboriginal people and those who work alongside them came together during February 2017 to share knowledge, ideas and experience at the Indigenous Natural Resource Management (NRM) Symposium at the University of New England: Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate conference. Over 400 scientists and practitioners from all over Australia and overseas came together to share their knowledge and experience […]

Connecting to Country Short Film featuring NSW Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Partners

Until recently many Aboriginal people were denied access to their ancestral lands and the opportunities to manage Country in a way that preserves and enhances its cultural and ecological values and connectivity. This situation is changing with the creation of Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) around Australia including in North Eastern New South Wales, where Aboriginal land managers are directly involved in […]

‘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 […]

Banbai cultural exchange with Coastal IPAs

On the 31st May and 1st June the Banbai Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation properties of Wattleridge and Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) sponsored a professional exchange, learning and development opportunity between their properties and the Coastal IPAs of Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon. A group of 17 rangers and administrative staff participated in the visit to share […]

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|

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: , , |

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: |