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.