CLC Ranger Camp 2012
The Central Land Council (CLC) is hosting the CLC Ranger Camp 2012 at the Yulara Campgrounds this week from Tuesday, 13 March – Thursday, 15 March .
The CLC Ranger Camp is an opportunity for the 80 Aboriginal rangers from the CLC desert regions and 70 guest rangers from throughout the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia to collaborate and exchange land management information and practices from their relevant regions and develop skills through the various training activities including: quad bike training, aerial incendiary device training, snake handling, water monitoring and setting up sensor cameras, weeds and chemicals training, Cyber Tracker training, soil conservation, fire management training and more.
CLC Director, David Ross said the ranger program is funded by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) Working on Country initiative and the Indigenous Land Corporation.
“The rangers are one of the great success stories in Central Australia and we are very proud of them. Many of them are young people with no previous employment history who have made great improvements in their personal and professional lives,” Mr Ross said.
“They also perform a critical function in land management and bridge traditional land management tasks with contemporary practice,” he said.
The Aboriginal rangers will be entertained by inma (traditional dance) by the traditional owners of Uluru, guest speaker Ernie Dingo, a Battle of the Bands concert and a footy match.
There will be film presentations and band performances in the evenings and tours of the Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park.
12 March 2012