Fire patterns near Warntili.

A good waru year    

It has been a good year for the waru (fire) program for KJ. Good waru isn’t about burning the most country; it is about doing things the right way. The combination of detailed traditional knowledge from elders and good contemporary land management practices has resulted in lots of good work undertaken.

There have been multiple waru trips with each ranger team to put in strategic breaks around important areas, communities and threatened species colonies. 
This careful burning has seen hundreds of small, cool fires lit that will break up the run of hot wildfire in the seasons to come. 

This year has seen the first Martu incendiary machine operators conducting aerial burning in remote country. This is an important step in managing the vast landscape of Martu country for the future.