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Bush Fire Fighting Training Workshop at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Mid North Coast Team assisted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) provided Bush Fire Fighting training for a group of North Coast Aboriginal rangers from the 22nd to the 25th of February. Rangers attended from Minyumai, Ngunya Jargoon and Dorrodong IPAs, Darrunda Wajaarr Repair to Country team, and NSW NPWS […]

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|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 […]

Monitoring cultural values using CyberTracker workshops

The first NSW Environmental Trust CyberTracker cultural values monitoring workshops were held at Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon IPAs from the 8th to the 12th of February. The aim of these initial workshops was to assess the ranger’s engagement, capacity and interest in learning how to use the CyberTracker software. The workshops were delivered by Dr. Emilie Ens (Macquarie University) […]

March 8th, 2016|Categories: Minyumai, News, Ngunya Jargoon|Tags: , , |

Native Bee workshop at Ngunya Jargoon IPA

On the 9/12/2015 The Jali Green Team and Minyumai IPA rangers attended a native bee workshop with Steve Maginnity from the Australian Native Bee Company (http://tanbc.com.au/contact/). The workshop was hosted by the Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and was held at the Ngunya Jargon Indigenous Protected Area (IPA).

Steve gave a talk about the different kinds of native […]

March 3rd, 2016|Categories: News, Ngunya Jargoon|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 […]

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: , , |

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 […]

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: , , , , |