Camp to equip Indigenous rangers 


An upcoming land management training event for Indigenous rangers will call upon expertise from Charles Darwin University’s Primary Industry team.

Run by the Central Land Council (CLC), the Land Management Unit Ranger Camp 2011 will address professional and personal development options for more than 120 Indigenous rangers through a range of workshops.

CDU’s Theme Leader Primary Industry Andrew O’Bree, who will run the quad bike component of the camp, said the five-day camp would (help) equip the rangers with the tools to manage their own country successfully.

"CDU have been invited as one of a group of RTO’s and trainers to play our part in the continuing development of Indigenous Ranger programs across Central Australia," he said.

"The camp, in its second year, allows fantastic access for the rangers to experience diverse training programs in a short time frame.

This camp compliments the in-town and remote area training that takes place all year round, by a variety of teams across our campus as well as other organisations."

CDU’s Peter Sherry – construction industry white card, Alan Harrison – four wheel driving, Geoff Kenna – chainsaw operations, and Wayne Barbour – weed and chemicals, will all host training sessions as part of their area of expertise.

To be held at Ross River resort, 80kms from Alice Springs, the ranger camp will feature a number of training venues including CDU’s Mobile Adult Learning Unit.

The CLC Land Management Unit Ranger Camp will run from 14-18 March.