Goondiwindi, QLD – 14th February 2021

Landholders Kim and Judy have worked for more than half a century on improving the condition and productive capacity of their property near Goondiwindi, QLD. Their land is rich in biodiversity including a healthy brigalow ecosystem.Following a Cultural Burning workshop run by SQ Landscapes and Victor Steffensen, a nationally recognised Indigenous fire practitioner, Kim and Judy have spent months preparing to put the theory into practice.

They’re partnering with local Indigenous fire practitioners as part of a SQL project to manage the wildfire threat posed by introduced grasses and overgrown native vegetation. Cultural burning is a cost-effective way of protecting this nationally recognised threatened brigalow ecological community, by promoting a natural balance of native species and improving habitat of rare and threatened species including the black-throated finch, koala, and glossy black cockatoo.

Knowledge sharing across different cultures is creating a strong shared vision for the future management of landscapes and biodiversity. This project is supported by Southern Queensland Landscapes, with funding from the National Landcare Program.

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