Queensland land and sea rangers
Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program
The Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program aims to improve Indigenous participation in managing land and sea country. The program is managed by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Location of rangers
There are currently 45 Indigenous land and sea rangers contracted in northern Queensland, who care for Queensland's land, waterways and protected species. Rangers are employed through local Indigenous host organisations with funding from the Queensland Government.
The land and sea rangers' role
Land and sea ranger activities are tailored to meet local needs and are negotiated by the government, communities, Traditional Owners and local landholders.
Training and support
The program has a strong emphasis on providing appropriate training and support to rangers and their communities.
Junior Ranger program
The Junior Ranger program is about bringing sustainable natural resource management into the classroom. The program aims to incorporate Indigenous values for looking after country into the school curriculum.