Federal Grant Manager visit to Coastal IPAs

On Wednesday the 4th November the Firesticks project had a visit from our Federal Grant Manager Michael Miller from the Department of Environment. A group of rangers from Ngunya Jargoon and Minyumai Indigenous Protected Areas (IPA) joined Firesticks staff in showcasing some of the on-ground works achieved through Firesticks contracts and sharing some of the […]

Ngunya Jargoon- contracted works

Firesticks partners are working to implement integrated fire, environmental weed and vertebrate pest management approaches to improve and link areas of important habitat and improve biodiversity and cultural values across landscapes. Ngunya Jargoon IPA rangers have conducted site preparation and restoration actions over the past year as part of the contractual agreement on their IPA […]

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, Ngunya Jargoon|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: , , |

Firesticks meeting at Ngulingah

Rangers from Ngulingah are participating in Firesticks training activities and workshops. Through attending Firesticks workshops the rangers are considering implementing strategic burns across their properties to assist with both weed suppression and protection of key cultural sites. The Bundjalung people are the original custodians of the northern coastal areas of NSW and this area continues […]

June 30th, 2014|Categories: News, Ngulingah|Tags: , , , |

Casino Boolangle

Working with Firesticks Casino Boolangle Local Area Land Council (LALC) is considering projects on various properties. Following site visits to Dobies Bight, Busby’s Flat and Wyan in May 2014 it was suggested that Dobies Bight presents an opportunity to manage an area of high conservation value that is easily accessible from Casino. Following a walk […]

May 10th, 2014|Categories: Casino Boolangle, News|Tags: , , , |

Dorrabee Grassland

This project is a partnership between land owner (Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council), land manager (Dorrabee Grassland Trust) and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW through the Firesticks Project.

This contract enabled the Nimbin Rocks Rangers and the Dorrabee Grassland Trust to build up a relationship to work this site under one management plan to restore the […]

March 15th, 2014|Categories: News, Ngulingah|Tags: , , |

Ecotas 13

The 5th joint meeting of the Ecological Societies of New Zealand and Australia, in Auckland, New Zealand, November 2013.

Oliver Costello, Firesticks Coordinator took part in a moving opening welcome by the local Maori hapu (sub-tribe) Ngati Whatua Orakei. Oliver, one of the stolen generations of the Bundjalung people presented a traditional message stick, conveying the […]

November 28th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |