22 March, 2023
More sea, land rangers wanted
FUNDING is now available for First Nations organisations to employ 46 new sea and land rangers throughout the State.
The additional positions being funded will boost the program further, with 154 Indigenous rangers already employed through 37 Indigenous land and sea ranger teams across Queensland.
The program supports opportunities for First Nations people to care for Country, protect the environment and pass on important cultural knowledge.
The rangers’ activities include a wide range of conservation services including cultural burns, feral animal and pest plant control, soil conservation, cultural heritage site protection and biodiversity monitoring. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations, councils and incorporated non-profit organisations working with Traditional Owners can apply for funding to employ new rangers.
Applications close on 24 April. Visit www.qld.gov.au/environment for more information.