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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 5. Goal A: Protect the Land and Sea 40 Late season wildfires in Australia's far north are a major contributor to the country's carbon footprint. The methodology encourages strategic burning, so that groups such as Indigenous landholders and pastoralists can reduce the number and the strength of fires and cut carbon emissions. Burning early in the dry season reduces the fuel that would have been available if the fire had occurred later in the year. The ALC hopes to profit from the savannah fire management methodology, both to create an additional source of income for the Anindilyakwa people and to create a better fire management outcome for the region. It is important to note that deliberately lit fires on country is already occurring across the Groote archipelago, mostly late in the dry season which is not optimal for the health of flora and fauna. For this initiative to be a success it will mean close consultations with the Traditional Owners from all clans to work together with a trained ranger team to implement an effective and measurable approach to the practice of burning country. A project such as this has a range of ancillary benefits aside from the generation of income. These include the potential for Indigenous Australians to use traditional environmental knowledge; the engagement and employment of Aboriginal people and the inclusion of the Traditional Owners in knowledge transfer, planning and decision making. The work on the ground will rely on the local people, who own the land and have deeply held convictions regarding its sound management. The project relies on the appropriate re-introduction of sound fire management practises across the Groote archipelago, which comprises of 259,300 hectares. It will be undertaken by the ALC in collaboration with GEBIE and implemented by ALC Rangers with the support of a number of independent experts. ACTIONS: 11. Secure a contract with a large corporation or government institution to offset its carbon emissions. 12. Design, manage and operate a savannah fire management program on Groote Eylandt/Bickerton Island utilising the ALC Ranger program. SOLAR FARMS A large-scale solar farm is being considered to supply power for Angurugu and potentially Alyangula, as an alternative source to GEMCOs diesel generators.


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