The first stage of this project was completed in 2014 and reconnected Traditional Owners with Country. This project also identified and mapped traditional values and sites of cultural significance in Gunbower Forest.

Barapa Culture Team winning the Landcare award. Photo by North Central CMA.
In September 2015, this project was awarded the prestigious Victorian Landcare accolade, The Indigenous Land Corporation Land Management Award.
Barapa Culture Team winning the Landcare award, photo by North Central CMA

The second stage of this project is now underway and will focus on developing a framework focussed on flow objectives and how these will assist us to deliver cultural outcomes in Gunbower Forest. The insight we receive during the second stage of this project will be vital to the development of annual environmental watering priorities for Gunbower Forest.

Water pepper, a culturally significant plant. Gunbower Forest. Photo by North Central CMA.

Water pepper, a culturally significant plant. Gunbower Forest. Photo by North Central CMA.