Posts in Environmental updates
Protecting special sites and species through fire

The last three months of cooler weather have seen rangers engaged in fire management activities across Martu Country. Following on from Incendiary Machine Operator training earlier in the year, each ranger team has undertaken aerial burning operations in their work area. Linking fire scars from previous years to produce fire breaks, and breaking up large areas of unburnt country, the rangers are managing fire on a landscape scale.

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Looking after rock wallabies and finding a northern quoll

In August the Jigalong rangers worked together with Alicia and Jo from Parks and Wildlife Services WA to conduct monitoring of warru (Black-flanked Rock Wallaby) at Pinpi (Durba Springs) and Kaalpi (Calvert Ranges). The motion-sensor cameras at Pinpi captured a wiminyji (Northern Quoll). This is the first time this species has been recorded by Western Science in this area.

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