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Land and sea rangers

The Traditional Custodians of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) have been caring for their country for centuries.

Project overview

The Land and Sea Ranger project draws on the knowledge of the Traditional Custodians, the Quandamooka People, to preserve and enhance the region’s natural and cultural assets.

The project is managed by Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Science (DES) with funding from DES and Minjerribah Futures.

Under the program, five Quandamooka people are now working as full-time Land and Sea Rangers on Minjerribah for five years (2017-2021).

The Land and Sea Rangers are responsible for a range of activities including:

  • weed and feral animal management
  • fire management
  • biodiversity surveys of local species and habitats
  • cultural work including identification, management and preservation of cultural heritage sites
  • supporting disaster recovery efforts
  • visitor management and education
  • helping manage national park areas.

The Land and Sea Rangers work with local authorities and land management organisations including:

  • Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation
  • Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • Healthy Land and Water
  • other key stakeholders and community groups.

Benefits

  • Increase local Indigenous participation in environmental management

  • Support employment of Quandamooka people

  • Enhance the region’s natural and cultural assets

Last updated: 03 Dec 2020