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Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program—ranger locations

Lake Eyre Basin – Longreach and Mount Isa

Lake Eyre Basin – Longreach and Mount Isa

Host organisation
Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation (DAC)
Achievements

The ranger teams for Lake Eyre Basin (Kati Thanda) are based out of Longreach and Mount Isa. Rangers carry out natural resource management and cultural heritage protection work across the expanse of Queensland’s channel country. Key activities include:

  • engagement with Traditional Owners of the Lake Eyre Basin on work priorities through the Georgina Diamantina Cooper Creek Aboriginal Group
  • assist scientists to monitor waterways as part of the Lake Eyre Basin resource assessment project
  • compliance patrols of camping areas checking for litter and impacts on waterways including interaction with tourists
  • cultural heritage conservation work for Traditional Owner groups, through recording, exclusion fencing, weed and feral animal control around key sites
  • biodiversity, feral animal and weed management surveys to assist with management strategies
  • feral animal management activities (e.g. baiting, trapping, exclusion fencing, survey)
  • weed control along key waterways, to prevent downstream infestations of Weeds of National Significance including Parkinsonia and Prickly Acacia
  • junior ranger activities with North West School of the Air at Bedourie and Camooweal.

Contact

Host
Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation (DAC)
Phone
(07) 4739 5203
Address
PO Box 2432, Mt Isa QLD 4825
Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
11 September 2021
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