An initiative between Wattleridge Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), NCC Firesticks and local schools around Guyra NSW recently delivered an engaging and interactive learning program that connected children with Aboriginal elders, IPA Rangers and the local environment using storytelling, on-ground learning and arts and crafts. Around 100 children and accompanying teachers visited the property over three […]
Winba = Fire, the Wattleridge Fire and Seasons calendar, has been developed through collaborative research between Banbai traditional owners and PhD researcher Michelle McKemey. The Fire and Seasons calendar uses ‘biocultural indicators’- noticeable, predictable, seasonal events that may be culturally significant- to tell us when the seasons are changing, and when it is a good […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just as Goori people and their ancestors have done for generations, they gathered to share knowledge and maintain connections to country alongside neighbouring clans. The Dorrobbee Grasslands remain a meeting place on ancient pathways that connect landscapes, places, people, plants and animals.
During the gathering a cultural burn was applied to the Grasslands. It was collaboratively […]
On the 8th of August a group of Aboriginal women rangers from Minyumai Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) and Darrunda Wajaarr (Repair to Country) team came together to assist the the Rural Fire Service (RFS) to implement a cultural burn as a part of a broader hazard reduction burn at Coffs Harbour Airport. There are heritage values identified across […]
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), […]
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, […]
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 […]