A drive through the Cape York landscapes during the dry season exposes the devastaton of uncontrolled fires, an annual phenonmenon.
The 2014 Regional Investment Strategy meeting in Cooktown, saw Cape York land managers agree that fire remains the biggest challenge for the Cape york landscape.
Wildfires strip the land of vegetation, create environmental opportunity for erosion, release carbon into the atmosphere, and reduce food sources and shelter for cattle and wildlife.
In July, Cape York NRM supported the sixth Indigenous Fire Workshop on Cape York.
Implementating traditional Indigenous fire regimes, methods passed down from fire knowledge holders and uses for thousands of years, provides an innovative response to the impacts of wild fire.
These stories profile the people involved, and describes why people from all over Australia travel to Cape York for the chance to gain this knowledge.