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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Firesticks project partners met at Wattleridge IPA located near Guyra on the New England Tablelands on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October for our bi-annual meeting. The meeting was well attended by rangers from Wattleridge IPA, Minyumai IPA, Boorabee and the Willows IPA, Ngulingah LALC and Casino Boolangle LALC. Representatives from the NSW Rural Fire Service […]
On Sunday the 16th of August two of the monitoring plots at Wattleridge IPA were burnt by the Banbai rangers and Rural Fire Service (RFS) using cultural burning techniques. After two years of baseline monitoring by the Firesticks ecologist, the weather and conditions were right for the burns to go ahead. After cold and wet weather […]
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), […]
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 […]
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW hosted “Fire Friction and Cultural Connections” workshop programs which were delivered in collaboration with Fat Kangaroo (Dr Miles Holmes and Matt Forde), Macquarie University’s National Indigenous Science Education Program and the Maclean High School.
Participants gathered from across Yaegl and Bundjalung Nations, with others joining from Coffs Harbour and Sydney […]