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Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

A new indigenous ranger program has blossomed as Greening Australia has partnered with members of the Yandeyarra community and pastoral station.

Using the well-recognised Ecosystem Management Understanding approach, the new ranger program was developed with landscape ecologist Dr Hugh Pringle in collaboration with the Yandeyarra community to manage the culture, country and environment of Yandeyarra.

Yandeyarra Station manager Ian Hayes said he was exceptionally pleased by the amount of interest the community had shown.

“The Yandeyarra people have a strong commitment to good management of their land,” he said.

“The community want to protect the flora and fauna on their lease for future generations, and they hope to develop a regenerative cattle grazing enterprise.”

The ranger program will be run in 10 one-week blocks over the next 12-18 months and will focus on different topics including fire, local fauna surveys, monitoring local plant and seed collection, and protection of cultural sites.

Visit the Greening Australia — Pilbara Facebook page for details.

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