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Prescribed Burn at Green Bluff, Moonee Beach

On the 29th of July a prescribed burn was applied to a one-hectare area of invasive weeds at the Green Bluff headland near Moonee Beach, mid coast NSW. The Green Bluff Landcare group in collaboration with the Darrunda-Wajaarr Repair to Country Aboriginal Green Team from the Coffs Harbour Local Land Council, Moonee Beach Rural Fire Service (RFS), […]

August 20th, 2015|Categories: News, Research + Engagement Protocols|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

Targeted Ecological Fauna Survey on Ngulingah Lands

A brief survey focusing on small terrestrial mammal and micro-bat species was undertaken in the Nimbin Rocks area, north-eastern NSW between 18 and 22 May 2015. Threatened species from some other vertebrate groups were also targeted and opportunistic observations of additional vertebrate species recorded. The primary aim of the survey was to target difficult to […]

July 22nd, 2015|Categories: News, Ngulingah|Tags: , , |

Personal Protective Equipment provided by Rural Fire Service

The Firesticks program has been building momentum and ranger groups that have completed their Bush FireFighting (BFF) training have now gone onto implementing prescribed burns on their own properties. Many of the Firesticks Partner properties are considerably under resourced and do not have funding to cover essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to […]

Cultural burns on Minyumai IPA monitoring plots

On the 14th of May rangers from Ngunya Jargoon and Ngulingah assisted Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) rangers to successfully carry out prescribed cultural burns on Minyumai plots D and G (see map). To assist with these prescribed burns a fire contracting team Fireland Consultancy from Brisbane (Fireland) and Firesticks staff provided operational fire support, […]

UTS and Firesticks winning awards

As a part of the Firesticks program a team of visual communication design researchers from the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS) have been supporting the program through the development of a visual language and design elements that are used by the Firesticks team in communicating with partners and the wider public.

The UTS team entered […]

Regional Work Group Meeting- Hosted by Ngulingah LLS

The Firesticks Regional Working Group meeting (RWG) was held between 24-26th February 2015 and kindly hosted by Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) in Lismore. The purpose of the RWG meeting was to build a cohesive burn schedule for the coming season and address environmental approval issues that have been stalling the implementation of burns […]

Minyumai – Before and After Wildfire Photos

A substantial part of the monitoring process of the effects of fire on biodiversity within Firesticks partner properties has been the establishment of monitoring plots within four Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) on the coast and tablelands. These plots have been surveyed by Firesticks ecologist David Milledge since 2012 to assess and quantify the number of […]

March 9th, 2015|Categories: Minyumai, News|Tags: , |

Minyumai IPA – contracted work

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. Minyumai IPA rangers have conducted site preparation and restoration actions over the past year as part of the contractual agreement on their IPA near […]

February 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

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: , , |