Bushfires are a double-edged sword in Rebecca Ryan's job. Getting called out to one is stressful.
But watching Canberra's nature reserve rejuvenate is the silver lining to having to watch her office burn.
Ms Ryan will celebrate world ranger day on Saturday, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps in what she describes as the best job she's had.
Her area of focus is Belconnen, but she was on edge during the 2019-20 bushfire season when Canberra's surrounds were burning after the Orroral Valley ignition.
The nature reserves have since enjoyed what the ACT government says has been the wettest June since 2012, giving them new life.
"Parks as a whole have been working really hard together to look after the areas and rehabilitate them, because they were hit pretty hard during the last fire season," Ms Ryan said.
"It's really just about being enthusiastic and learning about your patch of the world.
"Get out into the bush and really explore it and love it and just get to know things about the natural world."
Being a ranger has always been Ms Ryan's dream and living in the bush capital of Australia inspired that, even though she spends some of her time rounding up escaped cattle.
"I grew up on a cul-de-sac onto Red Hill reserve just playing in the bush and fantasying about being where I am today," Ms Ryan said.
"We're really lucky in the ACT that we have so much of this wonderful landscape surrounding our city, that we can incorporate it into our everyday lives."
Ms Ryan said world ranger day was an important day to highlight what as a community rangers do.
"We are protecting and conserving our natural landscapes and protecting our critical endangered ecological community," Ms Ryan said.
"Get out into the parks and enjoy them, go for a bush walk, bike ride, go spot some birds and some frogs."