The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board has welcomed a new district officer with plenty of experience to assist landholders with pest plant and animal control issues.
New-comer, Rob McGregor, has lived in the region since 1991 and will be based in the Cambrai area.
He grew up in Whyalla and spent much of his childhood fishing, and riding motorbikes, this love of exploring the outdoors helped foster a desire to work outside.
For the past eight years, Mr McGregor has been employed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as a project firefighter.
He has an extensive knowledge of prescribed burns and bushfire response and comprehensive skills using all types of heavy machinery.
Mr McGregor remains actively involved as a firefighter through the Department of Environment and Water with the fire management group.
He has previously been involved in stock feed and rural supplies and has vast experience with small crop and broad acre farming.
Last year Mr McGregor worked with the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board undertaking pest and weed management control, which included mechanical removal of rabbit warrens using excavators.
Mr McGregor said he is looking forward to working and engaging with landholders and assisting them wherever possible.
Since commencing his new role, Mr McGregor has been busy experiencing the undertaking of tasks such as pest and weed management and visiting landholders.
The District team is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies.
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