Waru season wraps up for 2018


The 2018 waru (fire) season wrapped up in early August. The ranger teams safely implemented many burns across the Determination, both on ground and from the air, for a variety of outcomes. Highlights included:

Training with Parks and Wildlife early in the year which allowed for ten Martu rangers to implement aerial prescribed burning.

Two pastoral interface trips, funded by Rangelands NRM. These efforts helped to break up country near the western edge of Martu country to assist in preventing the spread of wildfire in adjacent pastoral lands.

Trackside burning by the Kunawarritji rangers, which provides a buffer for travellers along the Gary Highway and Canning Stock Route.

‘Precision’ fine scale burning around Black Flanked Rock Wallaby sites and cultural sites in the rocky ranges to the south of Lake Disappointment.

Punmu rangers working to implement the fire protection plan around their community.

In all, around 7.5% of the management area for the year was burnt. This includes the area of Karlamilyi National Park managed in partnership with Parks and Wildlife Services WA. This important work will provide a buffer to summer wildfires and protect important places from the negative impacts of fire.