Fire operations manual

Preece, N.D., and Corporation, Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal (2013) Fire operations manual. Manual. Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation, Western Australia. (Unpublished)

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[Extract] This Fire Operations Manual is for use on Wunambal Gaambera country in the north-west Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan 2010-2020 is a plan for looking after our country and all the important things in it. Strategy 1 says ‘continue and expand the fire management program with annual burns and by 2012 complete the Uunguu Fire Management Plan consistent with carbon abatement opportunities’. This strategy helps to achieve the following objectives: * Objective 2 By 2020 our country will still be healthy with no plants, animals, fish or birds or their habitats that are here today, being lost; * Objective 3 By 2014 we will be looking after ten important cultural sites according to Wanjina Wunggurr Law, and by 2020 all culturally important sites will be looked after in this way; * Objective 8 By 2015 we will be managing fire on Wunambal Gaambera Country; and * Objective 10 By 2015 we will have figured out and started using ways to reduce the problems that climate change might have on our targets, us and Wunambal Gaambera Country, and ways to make sure our actions don’t make carbon problems worse.

The Healthy Country Team is also developing a 10-year fire activity plan to outline how fire will be managed. It also develops annual operations plans to guide each year’s work.

This operations manual will help to guide the implementation of the activity plan and annual operations plans. It aims to ensure that Uunguu Land and Sea Management Rangers and traditional owners can manage fire safely and to a high and accredited standard. This includes having the appropriate levels of qualifications under state training requirements and under national accreditation. It means having the appropriate equipment, systems and OH&S procedures in place to carry out fire management.

This manual provides guidelines for Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) and its Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Team to control fire. WGAC has the authority of Wunambal Gaambera people to implement the Healthy Country Plan. The WGHC Team includes the Healthy Country Manager, Uunguu Rangers, nominated WGAC Directors and any Traditional Owners and staff working on Wunambal Gaambera country.

Item ID: 35978
Item Type: Report (Manual)
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Field Test V. 1.0 Report to Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation, Kalumburu, W.A.

Funders: Bush Heritage Australia, Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 00:01
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960510 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments @ 100%
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