At it again

on 29 Apr 2013 
Incendiary drops on Middle Osborn Is. You can see the rainforest patches on the slopes.

It hasn't been long since the rains finished but fire season is in full swing. Things are a bit green but burning well.

Fire is a big part of Wunambal Gaambera's healthy country work and they are also preparing for a savanna burning project under the Carbon Farming Initiative (if the carbon price doesn't dip too low!). Last year was a good season with the group burning 25% of the country in the early dry season and minimising late dry season fires to 5% and based on those figures the group will make a income when the project is registered.

Burning is also for biodiversity outcomes and some of the early work has focused on making sure fuels don't build up to high levels around rainforest patches on islands and the coast.

This year head ranger Neil Waina extended his burning onto his country on the Osborn Islands for the first time. I've attached a few pics.

Incendiary drops on Middle Osborn Is. You can see the rainforest patches on the slopes.