Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program
The Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program is a partnership between the Queensland Government and First Nation communities to care for land and sea country, provide jobs and training and engage future generations. Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger groups work to conserve Queensland’s important ecosystems and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage in 23 communities across Queensland, in locations from Cape York to the Bunya Mountains. Indigenous Land and Sea rangers deliver negotiated work plans that reflect Traditional Owner, local community, and Queensland Government land and sea management priorities. Their activities include a wide range of environmental and cultural heritage conservation and community engagement activities such as feral animal and pest control, cultural heritage recording and protection and school based and other training. Rangers are skilled in conservation work and draw upon their experience in managing country, inter-generational knowledge sharing and formal Conservation and Land Management or related qualifications in managing country.