Joint Burning with the Djelk Rangers

This year the Rangers have expanded their usual burning activities on the Crocodile Islands by working alongside Djelk Rangers and participating in the Cape Stewart mainland area burn-off using a ‘Raindance’ machine mounted on a helicopter.

Helicopter burning with Djelk

Ranger Jason on the helicopter with a Djelk Ranger

Traditional Owner and new Ranger – Jason Mewala – joined the Djelk Rangers on a helicopter to ensure appropriate burning of the Cape Stewart side.

Two days prior to this joint burning the Rangers back burned around the Gumurru Guru outstation to ensure the houses and facilities were protected from the future burn-offs.

Burning at Gumurr Guru outstation

Burning on Milingimbi Island

The Rangers have also been consulting with the community to ensure burning is done appropriately, and have been undertaking their planned burning on Milingimbi and Murrungga Islands.


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