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Announcing 2018 National Indigenous Fire Workshop (NSW)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the National Indigenous Fire Workshop for 2018. This years workshop will be the 10th to be conducted and will be based for the first time outside of Cape York.
The workshop will be held at the Bundanon Trust Reserve in the south coast of NSW and hosted by the […]

February 4th, 2018|Categories: 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), […]

National Indigenous Fire Workshop 3-7 July 2017

This years workshop is being hosted by the Balnggarrawarra Gaarraay Melsonby traditional owners who are looking forward to welcoming you on-country to share their culture, management practices and this beautiful part of the world. Melsonby is right on the Normanby River 40 minutes northwest of Cooktown. The country there is amongst one of the largest collections of […]

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 […]

Community Fire Planning meeting at the Helmet Range

An enthusiastic group of landowners met recently at Wiangaree Hall near Kyogle to support a plan to undertake prescribed control fire management on their properties in the lower Lynch and Collins Creek area that surround the Helmet Ridge.

The meeting was organised by North Coast Local Land Services (LLS) – with funding from the Australian Government’s […]

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Gugin Gudduba, News|Tags: , , |

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: , , |

Wattleridge IPA Schools Program – passing down knowledge to future custodians

An initiative between Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), NCC Firesticks and local schools around Guyra NSW recently delivered an engaging and interactive learning program that connected children with Aboriginal elders, IPA Rangers and the local environment using storytelling, on-ground learning and arts and crafts. Around 100 children and accompanying teachers visited the property over three […]

August 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , |

WINBA = FIRE, the Wattleridge IPA Fire and Seasons Calendar

Winba = Fire, the Wattleridge Fire and Seasons calendar, has been developed through collaborative research between Banbai traditional owners and PhD researcher Michelle McKemey. The Fire and Seasons calendar uses ‘biocultural indicators’- noticeable, predictable, seasonal events that may be culturally significant- to tell us when the seasons are changing, and when it is a good […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

‘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: , , |