Andrew Hartwig, of CAPE York NRM, is the Cape York Regional Landcare Facilitator.

Andrew enjoys working with land managers across Cape York, to promote sustainable farm and land management practices and in the changing climate, to contribute to and support the uptake of sustainable landscape-scale conservation practices.

Originally from Wagga Wagga, NSW, post high school  Andrew attended agricultural college and upon graduation, worked on farms in the Snowy Mountains, NSW and stations in the Kimberley, NT.

After a brief return stint in NSW,  he felt the urge to travel north once again, finding work as a park ranger at Uluru, NT.  He worked 13 years as a ranger in the Katherine and Victoria River districts.  From 2001 he was Ranger In Charge at Lakefield National Park for five years and 2006  saw he and his family relocate to Cooktown where he took up the position of Senior Ranger for the Southern Cape.

Andrew spent time contracted to the Archer Point Land Trust training rangers and teaching land management pracitces, before accepting the position of Regional Landcare Facilitator.

Andrew has a wealth of local knowledge in managing the unique landscapes of Cape York and looks forward to assisting resident landholders with sustainable land management projects. He is currently helping landholder with applications for funding  under the Caring for our Country 2011-12 business plan. Applications are due 30 May 2011.

To discuss potential land management projects, Andrew can be reached on 40695046, 0418 216 300 and ahartwig@cook.qld.gov.au