Kimberley prescribed burning completed
- Charnley River – Artesian Range | Tableland | Mornington-Marion Downs
- Field Program
- Fire management
- Gouldian Finch | Purple-crowned Fairy-wren
As part of the award-winning EcoFire project, AWC field staff work in collaboration with indigenous and pastoral landholders to deliver fire management across 4 million hectares (13 properties) in the central and northern Kimberley.
The 2014 prescribed burning season started in mid-March with aerial and ground burning operations carried out to June. Burning programs have been completed on Mornington-Marion Downs, Artesian Range and Tableland sanctuaries, and AWC staff have flown 28,489 kilometres in helicopters, dropping 60,000 incendiaries.
The objective of this early season burning is to “break up” country with low intensity fires, reducing the risk of late season wildfires.
The burning program for each year is developed in collaboration with pastoral and indigenous landholders and other key stakeholders such as the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the Kimberley Land Council and Fire and Emergency Services (FESA).