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Fire and Seasons Calendar and Blank Template for Download

An output of the PhD research conducted by Michelle McKemey from the University of New England with support from NCC Firesticks is the Winba = Fire, Fire and Seasons Calendar. This calendar has been developed collaboratively with the Banbai rangers from Wattleridge IPA and designed by Sian Hromek, Lyndal Harris and Jacqueline Gothe (UTS). Available […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Downloads, News, PhD Research, Research + Engagement Protocols, Resources, Wattleridge|Tags: |

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 […]

Banbai cultural exchange with Coastal IPAs

On the 31st May and 1st June the Banbai Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation properties of Wattleridge and Tarriwa Kurrukun Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) sponsored a professional exchange, learning and development opportunity between their properties and the Coastal IPAs of Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon. A group of 17 rangers and administrative staff participated in the visit to share […]

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , , , |

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: , , |

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: , , , |

Indigenous Fire Workshop at Cape York 21/8/16

The Indigenous Fire Workshop has developed over the years from successful fire projects in Cape York, and has grown strong from the initiatives of Indigenous communities Australia wide. Each year the workshop is hosted by different clans and country, dealing with different situations and challenges, making the fire workshop special every time it is held. Mulong, […]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

Introduction to Indigenous Fire Management Community Forum – Mandalong

Victor Steffensen from Cape York will be presenting at the Introduction to Indigenous Fire Management Community Forum held in Mandalong in the Hunter Valley on the 25th May 2016. The workshop is free and the discussion will focus on Indigenous fire management in a contemporary environment. Subjects addressed at the forum will include how to evaluate different sites, […]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Spotted-tailed Quoll caught on Camera at Boorabee and the Willows IPA

Monitoring cameras have been set up in the picnic shelters on Boorabee and the Willows IPA on the Northern Tablelands following the rangers observations of feral goats utilising them as areas to congregate in the shade. The distribution and abundance of feral goats on the IPA is high and sometimes creative techniques are required in […]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: News|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: , , , |