Sanctuary owner Tassin Barnard describes “Low flame creeping out in circles across the ground. Clean white smoke. No devastation. No fear. No firefighting. Just watching and yarning. Happy trees. Safe animals. Peaceful people. Immediately after the burn, the bush and wildlife are alive and healthy.”
Partnering with Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary brought 70 members of the local community together to learn about traditional burning. With 170 acres of native bushland, they aim to make this part of their regular land management practice for fire safety and care of Country.