There was much wildlife spotted along the voyge. On one day there There were many turtles, echidnas, crocodiles, a cow at sunset and a red goshawk at sunrise. As it is heavy to carry items and there is much tucker in the bush the rangers preferred to take the time to catch their food. Ranger Travin Shield said “it was great just having to get your own food and rely on country.”
22 enthusiastic Jawoyn rangers and TO’s headed out on country to walk the stone country between the Waterhouse and Katherine Rivers. On a billabong on the Katherine River where canoes were delivered late last year a group set off canoeing down the river. At the same time on-ground burning was conducted. This allows the rangers to undertake fine scale burning and protect cultural sites and small patches of sensitive vegetation communities. Travin Shields was one of the rangers who designed the track using GIS technologies and was one of the group leaders, he reckons, ‘it’s great to walk on country and visit the sites and fun with mob of young people’.