Jawoyn Rangers have been caring for country and incorporating customary values and culture with the latest in scientific practice since the late 1990s.
Operating out of Jawoyn Association headquarters in Katherine, the rangers manage 16,000 square kilometres of land including part of the West Arnhem Land plateau.
Their work includes land, fire and weed management and their proximity to the large regional town of Katherine means that they also conduct visitor management for those travelling and staying on their lands without permission for hunting, fishing and camping.
Recently, the Jawoyn Rangers have been working in collaboration with the Nitmiluk National Park rangers in managing fire, as well as conducting rock art surveys in the park.
Cultural resource management is also a part of their work, as Jawoyn country contains one the world’s largest and most significant bodies of rock art.
The Jawoyn Association hosts two savanna carbon projects (Jawoyn 1 and Jawoyn 2). The Jawoyn rangers are also engaged in management of the South East Arnhem Land project (hosted by ALFA NT) and the Nitmiluk National Park project (hosted by the joint-managed Nitmiluk National Park).