The joint management of parks and reserves is important for the successful ongoing management of our lands and waterways.
Joint management includes working together to:
- encourage the continuing practice of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture in the ongoing management of parks and reserves
- enhance sustainable use of resources as part of the continuing practice
- manage and reduce impacts on areas of high cultural significance
- make decisions about park management
- involve Aboriginal people in education and tourism programs, such as the Discovery Ranger Program
- ensure Aboriginal people are involved when cultural stories about a park and/or areas that are important to Aboriginal people are chosen and shared
- develop plans of management, Aboriginal cultural heritage assessments, fire, pest and weed, and other management plans for a park
- improve employment, education, training or contracting opportunities for Aboriginal people
- in some cases, provide a financial return to the Aboriginal community.
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