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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Individuals of a population of the Long-nosed Potoroo were recently captured in the Ngunya Jargoon IPA by ecologist David Milledge who has been conducting an ecological monitoring survey on the property over the past 2 years as part of the Firesticks Project. David caught the potoroos in cage traps in November, and ear clips of tissue […]
Funded by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund under the Firesticks Project and the NSW Rural Fire Service Bushfire Resilience for Aboriginal Communities (BRAC) program, Aboriginal land managers from across Northern NSW met at the Yarrawarra Cultural Centre to participate in fire fighting training whilst increasing the awareness of the cultural significance of burning practices and values.
As part of an International study tour, representatives from Canada, U.S.A and Mexico enjoyed lemon myrtle bush tea whist discussing the vision of Firesticks around a campfire on Ngunya Jargoon IPA.
The International visitors viewed the Firesticks talk as a tour highlight and have requested to maintain ongoing engagement to exchange fire management strategies, especially with […]