Landcare officers work alongside local communities in most rural and some urban areas, to actively maintain the environment and to rehabilitate any degraded areas. Their role is to identify any problems affecting the local environment and to devise and establish programs or measures that will help overcome those problems and prevent similar ones occurring in the future.
Most landcare officers as Community Landcare Officers in the State's regional areas. These officers are employed by local government, catchment groups and land conservation district committees (LCDCs). Funding for these positions generally comes from Trusts or from other sources like local government, grants from private or other public bodies, and directly from landholders through voluntary or compulsory landcare levies. Landcare officers may also find employment with government agencies such as the Department of Conservation and Land Management and the Water and Rivers Commission.
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