- Climate Change /Carbon
- Ferals and Native Invasives
- Indigenous Engagement
- Land Use and grazing
- Rehydration /Water
Fire is a natural aspect of the WA Rangelands, however in recent decades traditional fire management techniques have been lost in many parts resulting in large, destructive hot burning fires. Rangelands NRM works to combine learnings from modern science and traditional fire management to encourage cooler burning, less frequent fires that allow the natural environment to regenerate; reducing erosion, weeds and feral animals while regrowing native flora and allowing native species to move back and increase in numbers through less habitat loss.
Dampier Peninsula Fire Working Group
Rangelands NRM is coordinating the Dampier Peninsula Fire Working Group, which brings together Traditional Owners, ranger groups, government agencies, not for profit organisations.
Reducing risks to malleefowl habitat across the WA southern rangelands
Through the Rangelands NRM Malleefowl project, Rangelands NRM will continue to support the initiatives and commitments of Traditional groups of the WA rangelands desert region.
Reducing risks to bilby habitat across the northern rangelands
Rangelands NRM will facilitate the engagement of Traditional Owners, Indigenous Rangers and pastoralists into complementary initiatives to address known threats.
Traditional Owners have been working to protect the habitat of rare and threatened fauna in the remote Western Deserts through combining traditional knowledge with contemporary science.
Improved fire regimes
The project is underway across the area of the Dampier Peninsula and the Northern Pilbara.
In 2014 a Fire Forum hosted by Rangelands NRM brought people from government, the pastoral industry, Indigenous organisations, universities and mining together to discuss fire management in the WA rangelands.