Territory Stories

Fire Management in Central Australia

Details:

Title

Fire Management in Central Australia

Collection

Central Land Council annual report; Central Land Council reports; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2014-02

Description

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

Language

English

Subject

Central Land Council (Australia) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Land tenure -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Central Land Council

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/253489

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/538148

Page content

Each year CLC rangers carry out prescribed burning over thousands of square kilometres, helping to reduce fuel loads, decrease the size of spring and summer fires, protect communities and sacred sites, and promote new plant growth. In recent years the rangers have been at the forefront of fire management technology, using incendiaries dropped from a helicopter. This allows burns to occur in areas which were previously inaccessible and over vast areas of land. This method has been successful in reducing the impact of recent fires in the vast landscape of Central Australia. The CLC has facilitated the formation of several regionally-based fire committees of traditional owners local experts who know the country intimately and are best placed to direct fire management across Aboriginal land. The Warlu Committee directs work across the Tanami while the Waru Committee operates in the south west of the Territory and directs work across three states.


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