The Murujuga Rangers

The Murujuga Land and Sea Unit (MLSU) began as the Murujuga Ranger pilot project in 2012. The Land and Sea Unit is now established as an important part of the land and sea management of Murujuga National Park and the surrounding National Heritage Listed area.

The MLSU is a part of MAC. The MLSU has its own strategic plan. The Unit comprises a manager, team leaders, administrative support and a ranger team. The team takes cultural advice and guidance through the MAC Rangers Circle of Elders.

The work of the Rangers includes welcoming people to the land and sea country and briefing visitors so that the land and culture is respected, and so the visitors are accepted by the spirits in the landscape. Ranger work also involves patrolling the land and sea to monitor visitor impacts – through new tracks, rubbish, dogs – as well as interference with sacred sites, graffiti removal, and compliance with the laws of the National Park. Rangers also monitor and remove feral pests and weeds, and take care of the wildlife. The Rangers use 4wd vehicles, all terrain vehicles and the “Topaz” a large and powerful boat to carry out their work.