Working together to better manage country: Four principles to improve knowledge sharing for the management of fire in the southern Tanami, Northern Territory

Maclean, Kirsten (2009). Working together to better manage country: Four principles to improve knowledge sharing for the management of fire in the southern Tanami, Northern Territory. In: Glenn P. Edwards and Kathy McConnell, Desert Knowledge CRC: Proceedings of the Desert Fire Symposium. 2006 Desert Knowledge Symposium and Business Showcase: Global Desert Opportunities, Alice Springs, NT, Australia, (17-21). 1-3 November 2006.


Author Maclean, Kirsten
Title of paper Working together to better manage country: Four principles to improve knowledge sharing for the management of fire in the southern Tanami, Northern Territory
Conference name 2006 Desert Knowledge Symposium and Business Showcase: Global Desert Opportunities
Conference location Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Conference dates 1-3 November 2006
Proceedings title Desert Knowledge CRC: Proceedings of the Desert Fire Symposium
Place of Publication Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Publisher Desert Knowledge CRC
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781741581232
1741581230
ISSN 1833-7309
Editor Glenn P. Edwards
Kathy McConnell
Volume 35
Start page 17
End page 21
Total pages 5
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This research works with a DKCRC project entitled Desert Fire: managing fire in the southern Tanami, Northern Territory. The project takes a specific area in the region to consider what it means to manage fire across different land tenures. Semi-structured interviews and informal discussions with key individuals from the region were conducted between June 2004 and May 2005 to determine what a fire management plan should encompass.

The findings show that the management of fire in the region is about tangible outcomes such as the reduction of wildfires to protect pastoral and conservation lands and increased Aboriginal employment on country. It is also about intangible social processes such as relationship building and knowledge sharing, as well as ongoing and adaptive learning. Four principles to improve knowledge sharing for the management of fire in the region were derived from these findings:

1. Unsettle current approaches to land management.
2. Identify ingredients for fire management.
3. Develop planning approaches.
4. Engage in activities for fire management.

© Desert Knowledge CRC 2009
Subjects 0502 Environmental Science and Management
2002 Cultural Studies
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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