A substantial part of the monitoring process of the effects of fire on biodiversity within Firesticks partner properties has been the establishment of monitoring plots within four Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) on the coast and tablelands. These plots have been surveyed by Firesticks ecologist David Milledge since 2012 to assess and quantify the number of […]
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. Minyumai IPA rangers have conducted site preparation and restoration actions over the past year as part of the contractual agreement on their IPA near […]
Setaria (Setaria sphacelata var. sericea) is a legacy of the grazing era, a highly invasive grass of wetlands and a very persistent weed which makes it difficult to treat. The Firesticks Project is supporting Minyumai IPA in managing the weed through the establishment of an ongoing trial to determine the optimum method of removal and to […]
After considerable planning and effort put in by both the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Nature Conservation Council (NCC) the Basic Firefighter Course was held at Yarrawarra Cultural Centre in May 2014. It was a week of two way learning. A great opportunity to share stories and get to know each other.
Images by Dave Curry.