Conservation Planning and Research produces a series of Research Reports and Technical Reports, as well as and one-off reports, which contain information on the flora and fauna of the ACT.
Research Report Series (ISSN 1035-2252)
- A Survey of the Vertebrate Fauna of Mt. Ainslie, Mt Majura and Black Mountain; 1975-76, K.Kukolic, (1990) (5.2MB)
- Status, Distribution and Possible Impacts of the Oriental Weatherloach Misgurnus angiullicaudatus in the Ginninderra Creek Catchment; M.Lintermans, T.Rutzou and K.Kukolic, (1990) (2.8MB)
- Distribution and Relative Abundance of Fish in the Naas - Gudgenby Catchment; H.A.Jones, T.Rutzou and K.Kukolic, (1990) (1.7MB)
- The Fish Fauna of the Upper Cotter River Catchment; M.Lintermans and T.Rutzou (1990) (4.8MB)
- Distribution and Conservation Status of the Endangered Pink - Tailed Legless Lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) (Kluge); W.S.Osborne, M.Lintermans and K.D.Williams, (1991) (6.0MB)
- The status, distribution and management of the Murray Crayfish Euastacus armatus) in the ACT M.Lintermans and T.Rutzou, (1991) (2.3MB)
Technical Report Series (ISSN 1320-1069)
- The vertebrate fauna of the Gudgenby region, ACT. M.Lintermans (April 1993) (6.7MB)
- Management of (Xanthhorrhea australis) in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve; P.Ormay and F.Ingwersen (June 1993) (7.4MB)
- Distribution, population density and habitat of the pink-tailed legless lizard(Aprasia parapulchella) in Canberra Nature Park; W.S.Osborne, and F.V.C.McKergow (July 1993) (6.4MB)
- Oriental weatherloach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus in the Cotter River: A new population in the Canberra region; M.Lintermans (September 1993) (2.6MB)
- Distribution and habitat of nobby dragon (Amphibolurus nobbi) in the ACT; M.Rauhala (December 1993) (4.8MB)
- Reptile, amphibian and mammal fauna of Stony Creek Nature Reserve, ACT M.Rauhala (December 1993) (6.1MB)
- The fish fauna of the Tidbinbilla River catchment; T.V.Rutzou, M.A.Rauhala and P.I.Ormay (September 1994) (6.6MB)
- Lowland native grasslands in the ACT and surrounding region: A review and research strategy for a Recovery Plan, S.Sharp. (November 1994) (4.4MB)
- Invertebrates of lowland native grasslands in the ACT: Conservation and research strategies for a Recovery Plan; D. A.Driscoll (November 1994) (2.5MB)
- Recovery plan for the pink-tailed worm lizard (Aprasia parapulchella)W.S.Osborne and S.R.Jones (May 1995) (2.6MB)
- The reptile, amphibian and mammal fauna of the Gigerline Nature Reserve, ACT; M.A.Rauhala (August 1995) (4.9MB)
- Management directions for striped legless lizard (Delma impar) in the ACT
G.Coulson (November 1995) (4.7MB)
- Status of the brush-tailed rock wallaby ( Petrogale penicillata ) in the ACT
P.Ormay (November 1996) (2.4MB)
- Frog fauna of the Australian Capital Territory: A review.
M.A.Rauhala (January 1997) (5.2MB)
- Status of Fish in the ACT Review of Current Knowledge and Management Requirements; M.Lintermans (March 2000) (6.4MB)
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- Wildfires in the ACT 2003: (4.07Mb)
Report on Initial Impacts on Natural Ecosystems; July 2003
- Effects of stock grazing on biodiversity values in the temperate native grassland and grassy woodland in South East Australia; A literature review; I.D.Lunt (July 2005) (412KB)
- Peat-forming mires of the ACT (3.4Mb) August 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-9806848-1-0)
- Sphagnum Bog Mapping and Recovery Plan (129.9Kb) ACT Climate Change Strategy Action Plan 2007 – 2011, Project Report – Action 35; August 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-9806848-0-3)
- Ecological Connectivity for Climate Change in the ACT and surrounding region (7.2 MB), ACT Climate Change Strategy Action Plan 2007 – 2011, Project Report – Action 34; August 2010, Adrian D. Manning, David J. Shorthouse, Janet L. Stein and John A. Stein; Fenner School of Environment and Society; The Australian National University CANBERRA ACT 0200
- Survey of Vegetation and Habitat in Key Riparian Zones: Murrumbidgee River, ACT (16.3 MB) Luke Johnston, Stephen Skinner, Lesley Ishiyama and Sarah Sharp (January 2009) - Technical Report 22 is a survey of vegetation and habitat in key riparian zones of the ACT Murrumbidgee River. This report identifies the extent and condition of the riverine vegetation communities along the Murrumbidgee in the ACT.
Technical Report 22 Appendices (14.6 MB)
Survey of Vegetation and Habitat in Key Riparian Zones of Tributaries of the Murrumbidgee River in the ACT: Naas, Gudgenby, Paddys, Cotter and Molonglo Rivers (14.1 MB) Lesley Peden, Stephen Skinner, Luke Johnston, Kevin Frawley, Felicity Grant and Lisa Evans (November 2011) - Technical Report 23 is a survey of the extent and condition of the riverine vegetation communities for the five major tributaries of the Murrumbidgee in the ACT, the Naas, Gudgenby, Paddys, Cotter and Molonglo rivers.
Technical Report 23 Appendix 3 - Naas River (6.8 MB)
Technical Report 23 Appendix 4 - Gudgenby River (5.5 MB)
Technical Report 23 Appendix 5 - Paddys River (4.4 MB)
Technical Report 23 Appendix 6 - Cotter River (9.8 MB)
Technical Report 23 Appendix 7 - Molonglo River (7.1 MB)
High-res versions of the appendices are also available.
The Murrumbidgee River, the major waterway in the ACT is in very poor condition throughout its length. The riparian floodplains in the ACT have been affected by land clearing, altered hydrological systems and water quality, major weed invasions, fire and related climatic changes. The ACT Government has undertaken two surveys to provide a clear picture of the state of the high conservation value streams in the ACT.
- The extent and significance of Gungahlin's biodiversity values (4.1 MB) Dr Michael Mulvaney
- Box–gum woodland in the ACT (4.2 MB). Owen Maguire and Michael Mulvaney. Maps of lowland woodland across the ACT have been based primarily on surveys undertaken from 1995 to 1997 and 2001 to 2002. This mapping identified Yellow Box – Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland, listed as an endangered ecological community under the Nature Conservation Act 1980 (ACT) in May 1997. This report updates the endangered woodland mapping to better indicate its current extent.
Research Report (ISBN 0 642 00642 3)