Conservation strategies

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

The Draft ACT Native Woodlands Conservation Strategy is available for community comment on the ACT Government community engagement portal, YourSay, until 24 May 2019. The new strategy will replace the current strategy, which guided significant progress in the protection, restoration and management of lowland woodlands.

The Nature Conservation Strategy helps guide future planning of the Territory’s open spaces, rural areas, urban areas, riverine corridors, and nature reserves, and guides 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 guide the protection, management and restoration of native grasslands and its component species.

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 helps 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 Australian Governments in 2012 to guide management of Australia's native vegetation. The ACT reported on its progress in implementation of the Framework in 2015.