First Nations Feature - Cultural Burning at Curricabark Walking together in conservation

First Nations Feature – Cultural Burning at Curricabark: Walking together in conservation

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This video documents a Cultural Burn conducted on private property in Curricabark, Biripi Country, as part of a collaborative conservation project – COBRA (Curricabark Open air Biodiversity Research laborAtory). The burn was facilitated by Indigenous Fire Practitioner Den Barber, in partnership with the TIDE Aboriginal Ranger team members and students from the Hunter Local Land Services Cultural Burn Training Program – a Certificate 3, in Conservation Ecosystem Land Management Course.

This Cultural Burn workshop is delivered by Hunter Local Land Services, in partnership with Yarrabin Cultural Connections and Taree Indigenous Development and Employment Ltd to support Aboriginal community members implement Traditional Aboriginal land management practices within the Manning Great Lakes area. The objective of the Cultural burn was to re-establish an Indigenous fire regime, protect and enhance native vegetation and to improve habitat condition for native fauna, including the Threatened Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby to access the land.

Thank you to the Biripi and Worimi Elders for their leadership and community members for their participation and for sharing their knowledge and information recorded in this video.

This project is supported by Hunter Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s bushfire recovery package wildlife and their habitat.