Men's ranger program

The men's ranger program operates out of four communities: Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji. 

The ranger program is a very popular and successful initiative in engaging and employing Martu.  The work program for the men's ranger teams is fairly diverse including:

  • waru (fire) on ground and aerial work
  • waterhole monitoring and cleaning
  • kalyuku ninti (return to country) trips
  • yintakaja(waterhole) mapping
  • warru (rock wallaby) translocation project.  Click here to watch a short film about the project
  • on-country trips with school children
  • community projects such as tree planing with Greening Australia

Ranger team locations

KJ rangers are working all over Martu country – north, south, east and west. They are looking after waterholes and burning. The young people are learning about their grandfathers’ and grandmothers’ country. Every year, they learn more.
— Muuki Taylor, KJ Senior Cultural Advisor
Every single kid in my class wants to be a ranger.
— Jo, Teacher, RAWA School, Punmu