Snapshot of Nature Conservation Strategy outcomes
Vision: “Biodiversity rich, resilient landscapes stretching from the inner city to the mountains,
where well-functioning ecosystems can meet the needs of people and the environment”
Outcome 1: Native vegetation and biodiversity is maintained and improved.
Outcome 2: Landscapes are more resilient, including to climate change.
Outcome 3: Community health and wellbeing is increased through use and appreciation of natural areas and ‘green assets’ in urban areas.
Note: progress of outcomes will be measured against targets – see Table 2
Strategy 1: Enhance habitat connectivity and ecosystem function
- Develop baseline information on landscape function.
- Undertake fine scale planning for habitat connectivity.
- Enhance regional connectivity.
- Assess conservation investment opportunities across public and privately managed lands in the ACT.
- Fund priority landscape actions.
Strategy 2: Manage threats to biodiversity
- Implement ACT Weed Strategy (2009–19).
- Implement Pest Animal Management Strategy (2012–22).
- Manage total grazing pressure on ecosystem function in reserves.
- Establish and implement ecologically appropriate fire regimes.
- Implement improved catchment management to support aquatic ecosystems.
- Develop and implement a migratory species action plan.
- Develop and implement an ACT soils strategy.
Strategy 3: Protect species and ecological communities
- Manage the protected area estate.
- Develop, implement and review action plans for threatened species and communities.
- Restore and manage priority landscapes.
- Identify biodiversity refugia under drought and climate change.
- Monitor five priority ecosystems most vulnerable to threats.
- Implement captive breeding programs and translocation programs.
- Propagate and translocate threatened plants.
- Establish seed banks and seed orchards.
Strategy 4: Enhance biodiversity value of urban areas
- Manage impacts of urban development on biodiversity.
- Manage urban open space.
- Enhance connectivity through urban areas.
- Manage the urban edge.
- Support urban landcare and ParkCare activities.
- Manage and enhance green assets and infrastructure.
Strategy 5: Strengthen community engagement
- Support greater community involvement through volunteering.
- Enhance and promote the use of citizen science.
- Implement targeted community education campaigns on priority issues.
- Build Indigenous engagement in the management of natural resources.
- Encourage the involvement of youth in nature conservation.
- Support appropriate recreational and tourism use of natural areas.
- Enhance key partnerships across government, community and the private sector.