In West Australia the Kimberley Ranger Network is set to begin its annual fire management program across the region this month.
Facilitated by the Kimberley Land Council, the program is undertaken by 13 different ranger groups and is based on the traditional fire methods of Indigenous people.
The program is one of the most effective ways of reducing the destructive impacts of wildfires late in the dry season.
Kimberley Land Council CEO Nolan Hunter says high rainfall over the wet season has led to an increase in fuel loads, creating ideal conditions for wildfires later in the year.
Indigenous fire management is crucial in protecting threatened species in the Kimberley, including Gouldian finches, the golden bandicoot and bilbies.