Parnngurr rangers busy in the field

Parnngurr ranger station painted by the rangers and community members

Parnngurr ranger station painted by the rangers and community members

 

The Parnngurr rangers have had a busy field season with the men and women rangers happy working together on country, as well as separate men and women trips. Several Martu only ranger trips have also been run during the field season.  

The rangers have supported the Department of Parks and Wildlife in the annual aerial camel culling program, worked with Dr Anja Skroblin (University of Melbourne) assisting with developing Bilby monitoring techniques and with scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) installing eight water data loggers and motion sensor cameras at selected rockholes.

The rangers have hosted a number of BBQs at the ranger station and assisted with the Community Council, KJ Board and Ranger Advisory Committee meetings. The rangers have been maintaining their new ranger station and have enjoyed painting an external wall depicting Martu country along the Canning Stock Route (CSR). 

Work plans are already being developed for 2017. It is shaping up to be another busy year filled with lots of threatened species monitoring, feral animal control works, visitor management along the CSR, a burning regime and data gathering for TNC.