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Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program—ranger locations



Host organisation
Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation

The Butchulla rangers undertake land and sea conservation activities across areas of Butchulla country including, K’gari, Great Sandy Strait, and the mainland, in accordance with the support of native title holders. Rangers work on reserves, unallocated state land, private property, national park and recreational areas. Through on-country surveying, rangers work with knowledge holders and Elders to identify and record sites and findings in a cultural database. Key activities include:

  • fire management - including traditional fire-stick burning, and managed burns in partnership with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to protect important built, environmental and cultural assets
  • traditional management of marine resources, including but not limited to dugong, marine turtles, mullet, tailor, and shellfish
  • interaction with the high number of tourists that regularly visit K’gari on matters including wongari (dingo) education and compliance with QPWS
  • myrtle rust surveys on the southern end of K’gari. Rangers continue their close relationship with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and QPWS in monitoring five sites
  • the ‘creek for a week’ marine debris clean-up program in which rangers target local creeks for clean-up and provide debris data to Tangaroa Blue
  • delivery of in-school and field-based activities with students from Urangan Point State School focused on ranger activities and K’gari’s natural and cultural values.


Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation
(07) 4125 6128
1/3 Southern Cross Circuit, Urangan QLD 4655
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Last updated
11 September 2021
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