Aboriginal landscape management

Aboriginal landscape management

Our Inter-connected Landscapes Management approach provides an innovative framework for assessing and managing landscapes and providing an opportunity to build links and understanding between landholders and Aboriginal custodians.

The ILM approach combines Indigenous knowledge and ecology to provide advice on appropriate cool burning techniques, identify and protect potential and known cultural sites, and implement sustainable land management for protection of native vegetation and waterways as well as pathways in sustainable agriculture.

Through professional engagement with Aboriginal land councils and traditional custodians, on-ground workshops and inter-connected assessment tools for site visits, this framework can be used to facilitate knowledge exchange and deeper connections between landholders, land carers, traditional custodians and the land and waterways. It creates opportunities to connect present-day landholders and ‘country’ and facilitates knowledge exchange to enable sustainable ‘caring for country’ on all land tenures.

Our traditional burns network is one example of connecting the Molonglo Catchment region to that of the Upper Snowy and Upper Shoalhaven regions.