Nitmiluk Fire Abatement Project

Jawoyn Association and NT Parks commenced a savanna burning project to generate greenhouse house credits which uses a market based mechanism to bring in extra significant funding to run a worlds best fire management program.

• The extra funding will mean more employment of Jawoyn traditional owners; including career pathways for a team supervisor, traineeship and funding for casual workers.
• More engagement of Jawoyn traditional owners through planning, training and implementation of burning and cultural activities.
• Cultural component program including rock art monitoring and protection; return to country camps for TO’s and school holiday activities.
• More finescale burning and monitoring of high conservation vegetation including, sandstone heath, rainforest, callitris pine groves, lancewood patches.
• World’s best fire management as initiated in the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement, landscape scale management reducing late wild fires by implementing early cool season mosaic burning.
• Significant investment in land management infrastructure including roading equipment and roading capacity, remote work station and upgrading of GIS technologies.

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