Mimal Land Management has been recognised with a High Commendation at the Northern Territory Natural Resource Management awards.
The announcement was made to more than 250 guests attending the gala dinner and awards ceremony in Darwin on November 14.
The annual awards is held during the Territory NRM’s annual conference and recognises the work undertaken by groups and individuals in nature, conservation and sustainable farming.
Mimal was a finalist in Indigenous Natural Resource Management Awards, which was won by the Tjuwanpa Women Rangers who care for country and support a number of community initiatives across five land trusts in the West MacDonnell ranges.
Mimal was Highly Commended by the judges for its growth after its move to independence from the Northern Land Council, for its high level of Indigenous employment in the region and for its work to overcome natural resource management challenges, such as weeds.
Mimal directors, staff and rangers congratulate all the finalists and winners and offer a special congratulations to Dean Yibarbuk, from Mimal’s neighbour Warddeken Land Management, who was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mimal Rangers were kept busy during the Territory NRM conference, managing a stand and working with Rohan Fisher to display a 3D fire map as well as taking a special tour of the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery.
Mimal chief executive officer Dominic Nicholls also presented a workshop about work in West Arnhem Land.