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
construct and maintain tracks and facilities in bushland
apply control measures to combat salinity.
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.
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.