Fire plot surveys

The Jawoyn Rangers, Researchers and Park Rangers collaborated together in Litchfield National Park this week as part of a two-decades-long project to study the effects of various fire regimes on flora and fauna in the Northern Territory. The study is the longest running savanna monitoring project in Australia.

This program has helped build a picture of the impact of fire on the tropical savanna landscapes by investigating the three major savanna conservation reserves of the Top End (Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield) at a series of more than 200 permanent sites for the past 20 years. Every five years the sites of each park have been re-visited to collect data on flora and fauna.

The rangers were congratulated on their fine participation on this complex and important research on the effects of fire burning patterns in important cultural and ecological areas of the Top End.

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