This project will use aerial applications of herbicide and re- introduce traditional burning practices for the ongoing management of the Mungalla Wetlands area. These techniques will also be used by the Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation to train Indigenous youth in land management techniques. The Mungalla Wetlands are an important part of the lower Herbert River Catchment which connects with National Parks and has direct run-off into the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon.
Russell-Smith J. (1995), "Fire Management", Press A.J., Lea D., Webb A., and Graham A. "Kakadu: natural and cultural heritage and management', Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.
Fire - a Contentious Issue | Kakadu National Park Fire Management Plan | Fire Sensitive Species | Areas of Concern | Conclusions
Fire - a Contentious Issue
Hill M.(1983), "Kakadu National Park and the Aboriginals: partners in protection", Ambio, 12 (3/4), pp. 158 - 167.
When the Commonwealth Government granted title of Kakadu National Park to the traditional Aboriginal owners they then leased it back to the Director of National Parks and Wildlife. The Lease Agreement was signed on 3 November 1978. This agreement meant that the Director accepted certain obligations including: