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Bushland Regenerator

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.
  • Working conditions
    Landcare workers frequently use herbicides and equipment to prune trees and remove debris.par 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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