The latest Reef Joint Field Management Program (RJFMP) Foundation Program was held 17-21 April. The week-long training was a huge success with 19 participants from QPWS, the Reef Authority and Yunbenun Ranger group, gaining insights into the complexity and variety of work the RJFMP and partners undertake to protect the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Participants were presented with modules covering safety, reef science, governance, management, compliance, incident response and caring for Country. The value and importance of this Program is recognised by the wide range of guest presenters who deliver many of the modules sharing their expertise with the cohort and being present to answer questions.
Three days of workshops culminated in a field day on Magnetic Island, which included a visit to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and Yunbenun Ranger base. This visit showcased a valued partnership between the Ranger groups working together with a common goal of preserving our World Heritage wonder.