Regional Landcare Facilitator

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You can find out more about Landcare by visiting our Resource kit for Landcare page.

Keep a lookout on the SEQ Catchments events calendar for upcoming workshops and opportunities.

The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) supports the Landcare community to promote sustainable agriculture across the region, particularly in the rural, semi-rural and rapidly expanding peri-urban communities (which now comprise 20% of South East Queensland). 

The main role of the RLF is to help increase capacity and knowledge amongst land managers through skills based training and advice, collaborating wherever possible with land managers, other stakeholders and the SEQ Catchments Members Association.

The role is shared between three facilitators across South East Queensland in order to fully utilise the specific skills, knowledge and experience available, supported by technical, engagement and support teams and is funded by the Australian Government. 

The focus of the RLF is to:

  • Engage with rural and peri-urban land managers and landholders to provide them with the skills they need to manage their properties to that they are environmentally sustainable and economically sound
  • Engage with the recreational horse community to raise awareness of the link between the health of their property and the health of their horse, and provide the necessary training for horse owners to be proactive in property and pasture management
  • Engage with recreational fishers to raise awareness on the link between fish habitat, water quality and sustainable fisheries, and provide the training necessary for them actively identify and restore fish habitat
All of the activities listed above assist with the delivery of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme (land manager training component), which focuses on improved soil health, water quality and productivity. 

How can I access support from the RLF?

The RLF supports a number of events and activities across the region for interested community members, including:
  • Horse Management workshops for horse owners held throughout the year covering a number of issues including:
  1. Property management planning
  2. Pasture identification and management
  3. Equine behaviour and nutrition

  • Soil health training workshops 

  • Weed control and management workshops

  • Practical fencing workshops for landholders

  • Catchment tours to allow for shared learning of healthy creek management

If you would like more information about the RLF program or if you are interested in finding out what training is available in your area for you please contact one of our three facilitators (contact details below) or visit our events calendar. 

SEQ Catchments Regional Landcare Facilitators

Bruce Lord
Northern Area Manager, Rural Catchments
0427 013 284

Ross Bigwood
Team Manager, Rural Catchments
0438 162 113

Apanie Wood
Eastern Area Manager, Coastal Catchments
0448 069 226