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This is an excellent opportunity for individuals passionate about environmental conservation to make a meaningful impact on local ecosystems and contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in the Caboolture region. You will need to be moderately physically fit for working outdoors to undertake moderately paced activities. Gardening or Landcare experience is highly desirable.

Landcare Volunteer duties include mostly weeding, and tree planting, as well as undertaking some other site maintenance tasks such as ecological monitoring, litter removal and seed collecting or processing.

Basic Training will be provided in the following tasks with more advanced training appropriately given to individuals ready for it:

  • Invasive weed identification and control methods for various restricted and environmental weeds common in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas.
  • Ethical weed control treatments. Manual and Herbicide controls. Learn various other restoration practices that assist weed control and weed suppression
  • Habitat restoration, Tree planting. Planting maintenance such as watering and general plant care.
  • Industry-standard biosecurity, EPA laws, OHS protocols and standard operating procedures for certain industry equipment (Brushcutters, mechanical augers etc)
  • Environmental pollution control, Cleaning up rubbish
  • Seed collection
  • Local fauna ID and fauna monitoring
  • Site assessment, site reporting and site management practices
  • Learn native and invasive plant ID
  • Vegetation types and regional ecosystems and some GIS mapping.
  • Basic structural understanding of various vegetation types
  • Plant morphology and physiology, plant reproduction, plant requirements
  • Ecosystem roles in our environment, benefits to climate change, rain cycles, soil health, biodiversity

Participating in this role you will help to support:

  • Protection and preservation of natural areas
  • Native plant restoration uses, such as habitat restoration, erosion control, biofiltration