Landcare Worker

Summary

Landcare workers perform a range of tasks to maintain and restore native bushland and farmland.

Duties & Tasks

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 eradication programmes (rabbit, for example)
  • collect botanical and environmental data
  • map vegetation
  • construct and maintain tracks and facilities in bushland
  • maintain equipment
  • apply control measures to combat salinity.

Specialisations

Bushland Regenerator

A bushland regenerator aims to restore disrupted native bushland as close 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.

Working Conditions

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.

Personal Requirements

  • able to perform physical outdoor work
  • interested in the preservation of natural bushland
  • good attention to detail
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • able to work as part of a team.

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