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 […]
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 […]
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 the 24th September a prescribed burn was undertaken at Dobies Bight property an area of land owned by Casino Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC). The total area of the property is 28.7Ha and although it’s relatively small in size it represents a significant refuge for wildlife across a largely fragmented landscape. The property contains […]
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 […]
The Firesticks Project in partnership with Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and the NSW Nature Conservation Council under a Commonwealth Biodiversity Fund grant, is currently monitoring biodiversity in four Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) located on the NSW north coast and tablelands. These comprise the Minyumai and Ngunya Jargoon IPAs on the coast and the Wattleridge and Willows-Boorabee IPAs […]
A brief survey focusing on small terrestrial mammal and micro-bat species was undertaken in the Nimbin Rocks area, north-eastern NSW between 18 and 22 May 2015. Threatened species from some other vertebrate groups were also targeted and opportunistic observations of additional vertebrate species recorded. The primary aim of the survey was to target difficult to […]
The Firesticks program has been building momentum and ranger groups that have completed their Bush FireFighting (BFF) training have now gone onto implementing prescribed burns on their own properties. Many of the Firesticks Partner properties are considerably under resourced and do not have funding to cover essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to […]
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 […]