Jawoyn Fire 2 Project

SAVANNA BURNING Jawoyn fire 2 is Jawoyns largest project outside the ALFA partnership. It is carried out on tradition Jawoyn land, now held as Aboriginal land Trust or as NT freehold. Nitmiluk National Park is included in this project and marks the first park in the NT to be included in a savanna burning project and a triumph for joint …

Oriners and Sefton Savanna Burning Project

SAVANNA BURNING The Oriners and Sefton project is a savanna burning project located in the western Cape York Peninsula in the Mitchell River basin. The Kowanyama Rangers started undertaking early season fire management in 2012, refining its approach and its longer term management plan in the following years. The Rangers have been successful in combining their traditional knowledge with modern …

Southern Aurukun Savanna Burning Project

SAVANNA BURNING The Southern Aurukun Savanna Burning Project combines traditional knowledge — how to read country and knowing when to burn — with high-tech hardware — helicopters, fireballs and leaf blowers — to ensure traditional patchwork burning is restored in the right way and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced on Wik and Kugu country. The project is carried out by …

North East Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (NEALFA)

SAVANNA BURNING The Yirralka Rangers (hosted by Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation) operate the NEALFA project in north east Arnhem Land within the Laynhapuy Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The NEALFA project uses both aerial prescribed burning (incendiary pellets dropped from helicopters) and ground burning during the early dry season to reduce fuel loads and establish a mosaic of cool burns around …

South East Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Stage 2 (SEALFA2)

SAVANNA BURNING The SEALFA and SEALFA2 projects operates within the South East Arnhem Land Indigenous Protected Area (SEAL IPA). The SEAL IPA encompasses more than 19,000 km2 of Aboriginal freehold land within the Arnhem Land and Urapunga Aboriginal Land Trusts. The SEAL IPA is managed by the Northern Land Council (NLC) which also manages the Numbulwar Numburindi and Yugul Mangi …

South East Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (SEALFA)

SAVANNA BURNING The SEALFA and SEALFA2 projects operates within the South East Arnhem Land Indigenous Protected Area (SEAL IPA). The SEAL IPA encompasses more than 19,000 km2 of Aboriginal freehold land within the Arnhem Land and Urapunga Aboriginal Land Trusts. The SEAL IPA is managed by the Northern Land Council (NLC) which also manages the Numbulwar Numburindi and Yugul Mangi …

West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Stage 2 (WALFA2) Project

SAVANNA BURNING The West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Stage 2 (WALFA2) Project uses strategic fire management activities across the project area to reduce the fire-generated emissions of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). The west and central Arnhem Land region has had a recent history of severe late dry season wildfire covering many thousands of square kilometers. This project applies …

West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) Project

SAVANNA BURNING Since it began in 2006, the WALFA project has been an extraordinary success and is the landscape scale model on which the approved savanna burning methodology is based. Indigenous fire managers and their partners in Arnhem Land have successfully reinstated customary burning practices producing significant social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits for Indigenous landowners. The WALFA project commenced …

Wongalara Carbon Abatement

SAVANNA BURNING This project involves the strategic and planned burning of savanna areas during the early dry season to reduce the risk of late dry season wild fires. Prescribed burning is intended to break-up country, creating a patchwork of fuel loads of different ages. This limits the spread of any wildfires later in the year (they go out, or can …

Pungalina Seven Emu Carbon Abatement

SAVANNA BURNING Wildfires – fires that occur in the late dry season, burning at high intensity across large areas – are a major threat to biodiversity in the Gulf Bioregions. This project aims to prevent late-dry season wildfires by re-establishing a regime of ecologically friendly planned burns of savanna areas in the early dry season, thereby creating a mosaic of …