Updated: May 15, 2013
Great Western Woodlands
Great Western Woodland Updates
- Helena Aurora Range - a jewel in the Great Western Woodlands - April 04, 2012
- Ngadju fire management for the Great Western Woodlands - November 21, 2011
- Proposed fence a barrier to biodiversity - November 21, 2011
- Locating and recording water trees - November 21, 2011
One of the wonderful features of the Great Western Woodlands are the amazing ‘Banded Ironstone Ranges’. Unfortunately these ranges are being systematically targeted by the mining industry for iron ore mining.
Ngadju Traditional Owners in the Great Western Woodlands want to put in place a program which aims to develop and enrich the Indigenous fire practises of the region and provide land and fire management for the safety and benefit of the wider community.
A proposed barrier fence along the interface between the Great Western Woodlands and the southern edge of the West Australian Wheatbelt is threatening the Woodlands with further habitat fragmentation and destruction. The proposal involves 6000 ha of clearing and chaining, and the isolation of 300,000 ha of bush.
A collaborative project in the Great Western Woodlands will locate and map culturally significant “water trees” in the traditional lands of the Ngadju people, so they might be safeguarded from damage or destruction.