Aboriginal Rangers for Reserve 31165 is a unique project located in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia. Reserve 31165 covers 125,000 hectares and is bordered on two sides by Lake Argyle; a man-made lake constructed as part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. The region contains eighteen nationally threatened and/or migratory species and a significant proportion of the Lake Argyle Ramsar listed wetland.
The project is jointly managed by the Miriuwung Gajerrong people and the Western Australian Department of Water as part of the Ord Final Agreement 2005, continuing the partnership already in place and building the capacity of local Indigenous people to manage their country.
The Miriuwung Gajerrong Rangers are delivering environmental management activities and other forms of resource management, most notably, recording the traditional knowledge held by Traditional Owners and elders.