Fire management at Leopold Downs Station

Lachlan Clark
Published 04 Jun 2019 
by Bunuba Rangers 
about  Bunuba Partnership  
Bunuba Rangers in safety gear, ready for right-way burns.<br/> Bunuba Rangers in safety gear, ready for right-way burns.
Danielle conducting ground burning.<br/> Danielle conducting ground burning.
Our team for the traditional burning work.<br/> Our team for the traditional burning work.
Keeping on eye on ground burning work.<br/> Keeping on eye on ground burning work.
Jonil conducting ground burning.<br/> Jonil conducting ground burning.

We Bunuba people have been looking after our country for thousands of years. Traditional burning is a big part of how we look after our country.

These days we, as Bunuba Rangers, are working hard to keep caring for country the right way. As part of our job, this year we did a large-scale burning project on Leopold Downs Station, which is a Bunuba-owned property.

We do early-season burning to keep our country clean and help prevent harmful late-season wildfires (wrong way winthali). This year we did both aerial and ground burning on Leopold Downs Station.

The highlights of this year's fire program were ground burning with matches and aerial burning with the helicopter.
For us, as Bunuba Rangers, it was very good seeing our country and getting a better view from up in the air. and also doing ground burning with matches so we can experience where the wind blows and we can take more control of the fire.

Danielle conducting ground burning.<br/> Danielle conducting ground burning.
Our team for the traditional burning work.<br/> Our team for the traditional burning work.
Keeping on eye on ground burning work.<br/> Keeping on eye on ground burning work.
Jonil conducting ground burning.<br/> Jonil conducting ground burning.