Conservation strategies

Conservation strategies guide the protection, conservation and management of the ACT's environment.

The Nature Conservation Strategy will help guide future planning of the Territory’s open spaces, rural areas, urban areas, riverine corridors, and nature reserves, and guide investment of funding and resources in nature conservation.

The 2018 ACT Aquatic and Riparian Conservation Strategy outlines how we can best continue to manage and restore our aquatic environments, which supply water for our consumption, provide habitat for plants and animals, and are sought out as aesthetically beautiful places and for fishing.

The 2017 ACT Native Grassland Conservation Strategy and associated action plans will guide the protection, management and restoration of native grasslands and its component species for the next 10 years

The ACT Weeds Strategy aims to reduce the impact of weeds on the environment, the economy, human health and amenity.

The ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy will help the ACT reduce the social, environmental and economic damage caused by pest animals. This is necessary to protect biodiversity, primary production and public amenity across the ACT.

Australia’s Native Vegetation Framework was released by the Council of AustralianGovernments in 2012 to guide management of Australia's native vegetation. The ACT reported on its progress in implementation of the Framework in 2015.