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

Minyumai – Before and After Wildfire Photos

A substantial part of the monitoring process of the effects of fire on biodiversity within Firesticks partner properties has been the establishment of monitoring plots within four Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) on the coast and tablelands. These plots have been surveyed by Firesticks ecologist David Milledge since 2012 to assess and quantify the number of […]

March 9th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , |

Managing Invasive Weeds with Fire – Seteria Grass Trials Minyumai 

Setaria (Setaria sphacelata var. sericea) is a legacy of the grazing era, a highly invasive grass of wetlands and a very persistent weed which makes it difficult to treat. The Firesticks Project is supporting Minyumai IPA in managing the weed through the establishment of an ongoing trial to determine the optimum method of removal and to […]

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , , |

Accredited Fire Fighting Course at Yarrawarra Cultural Centre May 2014

Funded by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund under the Firesticks Project and the NSW Rural Fire Service Bushfire Resilience for Aboriginal Communities (BRAC) program, Aboriginal land managers from across Northern NSW met at the Yarrawarra Cultural Centre to participate in fire fighting training whilst increasing the awareness of the cultural significance of burning practices and values.

During […]

June 12th, 2014|Categories: Casino Boolangle, Minyumai, News, Ngulingah, Ngunya Jargoon, Wattleridge, Willows Boorabee|Tags: , |

Minyumai IPA

Minyumai IPA images by David Milledge, principal Firesticks ecologist.

May 11th, 2014|Categories: Minyumai|Tags: |