Protecting special sites and species through fire

The last three months of cooler weather have seen Jigalong and Punmu rangers managing fire on a landscape scale by linking fire scars from previous years to produce fire breaks and breaking up large areas of unburnt country.

The fire management work draws on the knowledge and authority of elders and promotes the natural and cultural health of Martu country by helping protect warru (black-flanked rock-wallaby) populations, special sites on the Canning Stock Route, and the community from risks of wildfire.

Rangers have also been delivering helicopter fuel to the site for upcoming pest eradication and fire programs and undertaking strategic burning. By utilising helicopter and ground burning around these areas, promotes environmental diversity and safeguards the warru’s habitat against wild fires.