Back row from left: Jim Oatley (Spinifex), Shane Doudle, Ian Baird (Spinifex), Sam Doudle (IDA), Anna Szava (Spinifex), Belinda (Lil) Margan (SA Parks), Tamahina Cox (SA Parks), Adam Wood (SA Parks), Dale Furley (FWCAC)
Front row from left: Hannah Cliff (10DP), Natasha Williams (IDA)
10 Deserts Project monitoring and evaluation officer Hannah Cliff and Indigenous Desert Alliance officer Natasha Williams joined staff from South Australia Parks, Alinytjara Wiluṟara Natural Resource Management Board, Spinifex Land Management, Maralinga Tjarutja (Oak Valley) and Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation to learn more about Fulcrum.
The two-day training event held in Ceduna, South Australia was facilitated by Sam Doudle. The course provided a greater understanding of the Fulcrum app and its features. Fulcrum is popular with Indigenous ranger groups as it is flexible, easy to use and works well in remote field environments without an internet connection. The group learnt how they could use existing Fulcrum templates to track and analyse the impacts of buffel grass treatments, as well as how to design their own personalised templates so that they could collect data on things including threatened species tracking, information night attendance and staff time sheets.
The group was also joined by celebrated writer and artist Kim Mahood via video link. Kim spoke about combining mapping, art, culture and land management into healing, planning, recording, teaching and communication tools.