2017 was a busy year! We established the Pilot Ranger Program, recruited 11 ranger trainees and 4 ranger supervisors, and teams began on-country works under two main program streams:
Our teams started formal training in two key qualifications through partnerships with Terra Rosa Consulting and TAFE colleges, and we continued to update our guiding documents:
- Cultural Protocols Policy
- Environmental Management Plan
- Cultural Heritage Management Plan
Our key achievements include:
- 30 Aboriginal people from remote communities spent 90 days on-country.
- 15 Aboriginal rangers (10 men and 5 women) trained in units for Aboriginal Sites Work (ASW) and Conservation and Land Management (CLM).
- Delivery of fauna and flora surveys across the protected area to assess and monitor the presence of feral animals, threatened species and weeds.
- Delivery of broad-scale heritage assessments across the reserve, training young rangers in cultural resource management, collecting invaluable data to assist with site protection, and promoting skills in cultural leadership where Aboriginal elders could mentor younger people.
An activity report can be viewed below: