We've been busy out on country with a number of our partners, always working towards our Healthy Country Plan.

We’ve been monitoring the spread of Mimosa Pigra and other weeds in the Mikkinj Valley and the Greater Red Lily Area. By using on-ground data collection methods such as transect surveying we have produced maps of the current distribution of certain weed infestations so that we can monitor the rate and extent of their spread over time. This gives us an idea of the effectiveness ...

The rangers have been working with Njanjma Green Army participants, helping to teach them a number of natural and cultural resource management skills. The Green Army is a federal government program that funds young people to undertake environmental management projects. Njanjma have been contracted through Conservation Volunteers Australia to carry out a project involving weed w ...

We have been setting up camera traps in the Red Lily Area to find out what animals live there. Camera traps sense movement and work by taking photos of animals that pass by them in the night. We chose different sites where we expected cats and possibly quolls to be living. In the first few weeks of the program our traps took photos of a number of feral cats. These images are ve ...

In June we had visit from members of the Northern Territory Weeds Branch. During their trip we visited several places in the Mikkinj Valley to identify problem sites and the talk about the weeds that affect these sites – including Mimosa Pigra. The visit taught us a lot! We learned about weed identification, how weeds spread, how we can monitor the spread of these weeds, how to ...

In late May, the Njanjma Rangers hosted a week of rock art recording and workshops with Kakadu National Park Rangers and our long-term partners and rock art experts Nicholas Hall and Tristen Jones. At the workshops, we discussed strategies for how different regional ranger groups could work together to improve their rock art management programs. Specifically, other ranger group ...