Partnerships

Media Release: Indigenous knowledge supports disaster preparedness for Northern NSW communities 

A new collaborative project draws on Indigenous traditional knowledge to build community resilience in Northern NSW against the ever-increasing threat of natural disasters. 

“Aboriginal people have been around for a long time,” says Darrel Smith, CEO of Miyay Birray Youth Services. “They have knowledge about where flood water goes, and what happens when a fire comes […]

April 23rd, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Working together to care for Country

When Indigenous knowledge is respected to lead the way in land management, better outcomes are possible for all. Join this ‘Agriculture, Water and Economics’ Yarning Circle from the Biri Bulmba Budang National Custodians of Country Gathering 2023, where leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices in land management discuss the value of Traditional Fire in supporting agriculture […]

September 18th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Cultural burning benefits the totemic echidna at Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area

Collaborative research supported by the Firesticks Alliance was published in international scientific journal Human Ecology in December. Co-authors the Banbai Rangers, Lesley Patterson (Banbai Elder), Michelle McKemey (PhD candidate UNE), Oliver Costello (Firesticks), Emilie Ens (Macquarie University), Nick Reid, John Hunter, Mal Ridges and Cara Miller (UNE) produced the paper entitled Cross-cultural monitoring of a cultural […]

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 […]

Hotspots workshop at Mt Mitchell with Wattleridge IPA Banbai rangers

Mt Mitchell is at the headwaters of the Sara River catchment within the Clarence River drainage, located near the crest of the Great Dividing Range on the New England Tablelands to the west of the extensive Guy Fawkes River gorge system. It falls within the Banbai Aboriginal Nation with numerous highly significant cultural features and […]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Events, News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

Protecting the high ecological and cultural values of Busbys Flat

On Wednesday the 22nd June a prescribed burn was carried out on a Casino Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) property located at Busbys Flat. The burn has been planned and implemented by members of Casino Boolangle LALC Green Team, Gudgin Guddaba LALC, Ngulingah Nimbin Rocks Rangers and Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) rangers with support […]

Reconnecting with the Helmet Range

On Wednesday 27th of April a group of brave intrepid adventurers traversed the Helmet Range in order to establish a safe and reliable access to the property before future works are to commence. This group forms the collaborative partnership between the Gugin Guddaba Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), North Coast Local Land Services (LLS), Employment and […]

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Gugin Gudduba, News|Tags: , , , |