Monitoring

Using fire to keep country and culture strong

A recent news story featuring the Wattleridge IPA Cultural burns from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Indigenous affairs website:

http://www.indigenous.gov.au/news-and-media/stories/using-fire-keep-country-pristine-and-culture-strong

May 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , |

Animal Highway located at Wattleridge IPA

Monitoring cameras deployed at Wattleridge IPA have uncovered a secret animal highway previously unknown to humans. This highway has been used over the past three months by a range of different species. The landscape at Wattleridge is rugged and largely undisturbed with large granite boulders creating a range of habitats and refuges that are suited to […]

April 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , |

Minyumai IPA Wildlife Tracking Workshop

The Coastal wildlife tracking workshop was held at Minyumai IPA on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2016. The workshop was delivered by Brad Nesbitt (wildlife tracking consultant) for the Minyumai IPA rangers, representatives from the Local Land Services and Firesticks. There had been recent heavy rainfall prior to the workshop, which cleared, enabling the rangers […]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News|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: , |

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: , |

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: , , |

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: |