Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BAC) is the native title holding prescribed body corporate for the Balanggarra people, managing over 2.9 m ha of land and waters across the northeast Kimberley. BAC holds native title rights, including the right of exclusive possession for most of its Country.
BAC is governed by 16 Balanggarra Directors, and comprises a membership of over 400 Indigenous people, largely based in Kununurra, Wyndham and Kalumburu. The determination area covers a huge expanse of the North and East Kimberley, including Oombulgurri and Forrest River Aboriginal reserves, Carson River pastoral lease, and parts of the Drysdale River National Park.
One of our current priorities is expanding the natural areas we manage using a climate-friendly approach, including adopting right-way fire and ecology practices to benefit from equitable global carbon and environmental offset markets. This project involves strategic and planned burning of savanna areas in the high rainfall zone during the early dry season to reduce the risk of late dry season wild fires.