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 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 […]
As part of the project delivery, Firesticks has established a series of long term monitoring plots within four of the IPAs. Research in these plots is focused on monitoring the response to fire of a number of vertebrate fauna groups, particularly low and ground foraging birds, terrestrial small mammals and low foraging micro-bats. Systematic standard survey […]
Rangers from Ngulingah are participating in Firesticks training activities and workshops. Through attending Firesticks workshops the rangers are considering implementing strategic burns across their properties to assist with both weed suppression and protection of key cultural sites. The Bundjalung people are the original custodians of the northern coastal areas of NSW and this area continues […]
Working with Firesticks Casino Boolangle Local Area Land Council (LALC) is considering projects on various properties. Following site visits to Dobies Bight, Busby’s Flat and Wyan in May 2014 it was suggested that Dobies Bight presents an opportunity to manage an area of high conservation value that is easily accessible from Casino. Following a walk […]
This project is a partnership between land owner (Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council), land manager (Dorrabee Grassland Trust) and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW through the Firesticks Project.
This contract enabled the Nimbin Rocks Rangers and the Dorrabee Grassland Trust to build up a relationship to work this site under one management plan to restore the […]
The 5th joint meeting of the Ecological Societies of New Zealand and Australia, in Auckland, New Zealand, November 2013.
Oliver Costello, Firesticks Coordinator took part in a moving opening welcome by the local Maori hapu (sub-tribe) Ngati Whatua Orakei. Oliver, one of the stolen generations of the Bundjalung people presented a traditional message stick, conveying the […]