Willows Boorabee

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), […]

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 […]

The importance of Biosecurity in sustaining Aboriginal cultural heritage – video

The Department of Primary Industry has produced a short video featuring two of the NCC Firesticks Project partner properties- Boorabee and the Willows and Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs). This video shares some of the great work currently underway on the IPAs as the rangers work to remove introduced pests from their country with beneficial effects […]

October 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge, Willows Boorabee|Tags: , , |

Feral Goat Management Strategy for Boorabee and the Willows IPA

A feral goat management strategy is currently being developed for Boorabee and the Willows IPA incorporating the local knowledge, on ground skills and observations of the IPA rangers with the expertise of pest management consultant Brad Nesbitt. The development of the strategy and implementation of on-ground works are being supported by the Firesticks Project as […]

March 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Willows Boorabee|Tags: , , , , |

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: , , , |

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 […]

November 27th, 2015|Categories: News, Research + Engagement Protocols, Willows Boorabee|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 […]

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: , |

Peregrine Falcons in the Willows and Boorabee IPA

As part of the project delivery, Firesticks has established a series of long term monitoring plots within four of the IPAs. Research in these plots is focused on monitoring the response to fire of a number of vertebrate fauna groups, particularly low and ground foraging birds, terrestrial small mammals and low foraging micro-bats.  Systematic standard survey […]

December 22nd, 2014|Categories: News, Willows Boorabee|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: , |