Mann River Walk

Mann River Upper Mann River 2015-07-14 09.48.58 2015-07-14 08.58.11

For the last week of cool dry season burning the Jawoyn rangers meet up with Warddekan Rangers to walk down our shared boundary of Mann River. This was to enable some fine scale burning, targeting rock art, small patches of jungle and rank patches of grass to create green pick for the wildlife. It was a fantastic walk, largely shaded by the riverine forest with plenty of bream to catch along the way. There was some very interesting rock all along the walk and some spectacular scenery, including gorges, waterfalls and deep pools. At the end of the walk we where met by Mimal rangers who made their own track through country.
Simultaneously aerial prescribed burning took place tying together all the previous burns of the season to create impenetrable fire breaks. Within these firebreaks are vast strands of unburnt grass. These unburnt patches will harbour many of the unique and special plants and animals that still survive in good numbers on the Arnhem plateau. The fire breaks must be of size and clean to ensure that no late fires can jump or tip toe through. If we have a good season then we also get rewarded by generating greenhouse gas abatement credits.

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