Wattleridge

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 […]

March 9th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge, Willows Boorabee|Tags: , , , |

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: , |

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 […]

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 […]

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Firesticks Project, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , , |

NSW Indigenous Protected Areas- A sanctuary for threatened species

The Firesticks Project in partnership with Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and the NSW Nature Conservation Council under a Commonwealth Biodiversity Fund grant, is currently monitoring biodiversity in four Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) located on the NSW north coast and tablelands. These comprise the Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon IPAs on the coast and the Wattleridge and Willows-Boorabee IPAs […]

August 17th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon, Tarriwa-Kurrukun, Wattleridge, Willows Boorabee|Tags: , |

Personal Protective Equipment provided by Rural Fire Service

The Firesticks program has been building momentum and ranger groups that have completed their Bush FireFighting (BFF) training have now gone onto implementing prescribed burns on their own properties. Many of the Firesticks Partner properties are considerably under resourced and do not have funding to cover essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to […]

July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngulingah, Tarriwa-Kurrukun, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

Regional Work Group Meeting- Hosted by Ngulingah LLS

The Firesticks Regional Working Group meeting (RWG) was held between 24-26th February 2015 and kindly hosted by Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) in Lismore. The purpose of the RWG meeting was to build a cohesive burn schedule for the coming season and address environmental approval issues that have been stalling the implementation of burns […]

March 30th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngulingah, Ngunya Jargoon, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

Using fire to protect Kukra Art Site at Wattleridge, May 2014.

In May 2014 community and rangers at Wattleridge carried out a cultural burn to protect the cultural and ecological values of their country. Working with Rural Fire Services the rangers from the Banbai Nation used traditional methods to ensure the cultural sites and the plants and animals are protected from a possible wildfire. Check out […]

September 11th, 2014|Categories: News, Wattleridge|

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: , |

Wattleridge IPA

Wattleridge IPA images by David Milledge, principal Firesticks ecologist.

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