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Bush Rangers - Cadets

Welcome to Bush Rangers WA

Bush Rangers WA is a youth-based conservation and community development program. It supports young Western Australians to take an active role in the conservation of the natural environment and better understand the mechanisms for its management.

It offers young people opportunities to undertake personal development training while developing their conservation skills and knowledge through involvement in practical nature conservation projects. Projects undertaken can be school-based, within the local community, while others take them to some amazing locations and landscapes across the state!

Bush Ranger units are supported by Cadets WA, Department of Local Government and Communities and are located throughout Western Australia in a range of educational settings including metropolitan, regional and remote schools, Education Support Units and Indigenous Community Schools across the Independent, Catholic and State education sectors.

Bush Rangers WA encourages young people to take action for positive change!

Esperance Senior High School Bush Rangers work very closely with South Coast Natural Resource Management to rehabilitate and stabilise the dunes at First Beach, West Beach, Salmon Beach and Twilight Beach. This involves weeding non-native plant species and planting new  native seedlings in their place.

The cadets carry out general camp ground maintenance at Woody Island, Cape Le Grand and Cape Arid National Parks.  Cadets are also involved in Clean Up Australia Day and run a paper recycling programme at Esperance Senior High School.

The Esperance Senior High School Cadets work has been recognised at state level, with the unit being named winners of the Junior Landcare Team at the 2013 and 2015 Sate and Territory Landcare Awards.