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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 […]

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: , |