Landcare workers perform a range of tasks to maintain and restore native bushland and farmland.
Landcare workers may perform the following tasks:
- kill and remove weeds and unwanted vegetation using minimal disturbance techniques or herbicides
- collect seeds from local and native plants
- propagate local and native plants
- replant native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers
- take part in pest (rabbit, for example) eradication programs
- collect botanical and environmental data
- map vegetation
- construct and maintain tracks and facilities in bushland
- maintain equipment
- apply control measures to combat salinity.
A bushland regenerator aims to restore disrupted native bushland as closely as possible to its original, undisturbed state.
Environmental Field Officer
An environmental field officer applies appropriate control measures to assist in protecting and minimising the harmful effects of human activity on the environment.
Landcare workers frequently use herbicides and equipment to prune trees and remove debris.
Much of the work is fairly strenuous and involves a lot of bending and working at ground level. This is an outdoor job and workers are exposed to the elements.
- able to perform physical outdoor work
- interested in the preservation of natural bushland
- good attention to detail
- able to work as part of a team.
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Scientist
- Farmer/Farm Manager
- Geological Engineer
- Natural Resource Manager
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