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 herbicidescollect seeds from local and native plantspropagate local and native plantsreplant native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowerstake part in pest eradication programmes (rabbit, for example)collect botanical and environmental datamap vegetationconstruct and maintain tracks and facilities in bushlandmaintain equipmentapply 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.