Aboriginal Ranger Program
The Aboriginal Ranger Program is an exciting new initiative that will develop the skills and provide experience for the participants while increasing the inclusion of traditional land management practices in on-ground projects and programs across NSW.
The program, which was launched in May 2022 and is being delivered across the Central West, Murray, Riverina and North West regions, is designed to enhance Aboriginal peoples connection to Country and provide meaningful career pathways.
Trainees will have access to culturally safe training, mentoring and support across all areas of the Local Land Services business, including conservation and ecosystem management, pest animal control, Aboriginal site identification and protection and more.
In July 2022, the program reached a major milestone with trainee rangers and supporting staff coming together for an on-Country induction camp prior to commencing work in the regions.
The program is part of the commitment by Local Land Services and the broader Department of Regional NSW to champion opportunities for Aboriginal people that offers experience, exposure and development and strengthens the ability to offer a career pathway to young Aboriginal people.