Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve

View of wetlands at Jerrabomberra

About

About

People walking through Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is one of the most valuable wetland habitat areas in the ACT, and of national and international importance. A refuge for migrating birds from the northern hemisphere and inland Australia, Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is part of Canberra Nature Park, and is located on the Molonglo River floodplain only four kilometres from Canberra's City centre.

Take a stroll through the wetlands and discover a unique array of wetland and terrestrial habitats, remnants of the wetland's agricultural origins, and learn about the ecology of this precious place. Pathways and bird hides will help you discover the delights of wildlife watching.

For more information visit the JerrabomberraWetlands website.

Management

Management

Cover Image of Jerrabomberra Wetlands Plan Management 2010

Download the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve Plan of Management 2010 (PDF 2.9MB)

Printed copies are available from ACT Public Libraries or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Management Committee

A community-based Jerrabomberra Wetlands Management Committee has been established under the Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Trust to help manage and develop the Reserve. Visit the Jerrabomberra Wetlands website to find out more.

For more information or to provide feedback, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or complete an online feedback form.

Wetlands Revegetation

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Revegetation

Work has commenced to remove woody weeds and revegetate the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, including the control of willows and blackberries.

The ACT Government has committed $200,000 for the control of willow and woody weeds and follow-up revegetation works within Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve along Jerrabomberra Creek.  This is a continuation of work previously undertaken further upstream along Jerrabomberra Creek.

Blackberries and willow species are weeds of national significance and have a detrimental environmental impact on the Jerrabomberra Wetlands by smothering other plant species and changing the natural balance of resources for wildlife in the area.

A vast majority of plants growing along the Jerrabomberra Creek shoreline are declared pest plant species in the ACT. Currently the views of the river are obscured by these woody weeds.

Following removal of weeds, Jerrabomberra Creek will be revegetated using riparian species including native trees to stabilise the shoreline, create habitat, enhance the visual amenity of the area and provide long term biodiversity benefits.

The project has been planned with key stakeholders, such as the Canberra Ornithologists Groups and the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Board of Management, to ensure minimal level of impacts to local habitat. Works are consisted with the Plan of Management for both the wetlands and Lake Burley Griffin.

The area of works will be closed to the public and signage will be erected to alert people to the closure. It is expected that there will be minimal impact to users of the bike path as majority of works is taking place away from the path.

The project site extends along the northern and southern banks of Jerrabomberra Creek downstream from the Silt Trap to Lake Burley Griffin. Works will be ongoing until mid-2015.

The Jerrabomberra Creek weed removal and revegetation project will maximise the habitat value of the shoreline area and develop a more natural bushland setting in Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve.

For more information contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Frequently asked questions (PDF 39KB)

Directions

Directions

Note: If you have difficulty accessing the information in this map please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

View Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve map

 

About Canberra Nature Park

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service is responsible for managing Canberra Nature Park. Canberra Nature Park is made up of over 35 reserves ranging from bushland hills to some of the best examples of lowland native grassland and endangered ecological community of Yellow Box-Red Gum Grassy Woodland left in Australia.

Volunteering

The management of Canberra Nature Park is greatly assisted by a group of volunteers called ParkCare. ParkCare volunteers undertake a variety of activities including seed collection, plant propagation, tree planting, weed removal, erosion control, vegetation mapping and recording, water quality monitoring, raising community awareness and the maintenance and restoration of heritage places.

Caring for Ngunnawal Country

The ACT Government acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as Traditional Custodians of the Canberra region, and their continuing sense of responsibility to preserve the spirit and stories of their ancestors throughout the landscape. Cultural values are also living and current, as much as an appreciation of the past. For more information visit Caring for Ngunnawal Country.

Canberra Nature Map

Report rare and endangered plant sightings via the Canberra Nature Map.

Heritage

For more information on heritage tracks, visit Canberra Tracks which is a network of heritage signage that incorporates six self-drive routes leading to many of Canberra’s historic sites.

Prescribed burns

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service conducts prescribed burns throughout Canberra Nature Park.

More information and feedback

For more information or to provide feedback, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or complete an online feedback form.