Ecological connectivity

Threatened species conservation

Scarlett robinSaving Our Species Scarlet Robin Project funded from South East LLS, to deliver 6 community awareness raising events within the Burra target area, with the focus of improving community recognition of eight Saving our Species Landscape Scale threatened woodland birds, and their habitat requirements.

The project involves yearly bird ID sessions and walks at Little Burra Estate and Wandiyali.


Grassy Woodland Connectivity Enhancement revegetation project grant funded by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy 20 Million Trees program, to deliver large scale revegetation (over 87 ha) on rural land.

This project will improve the condition of critically endangered Box Gum Grassy Woodlands, provide regeneration of poorly regenerating plant species, provide habitat for threatened fauna and improve connectivity between patches of woodlands and fauna habitat.

The project is a collaboration between Molonglo Catchment Group, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council, Local Land Services, Wandiyali Restoration Trust, private landholders and Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra Landcare.

Woodlands that will be regenerated, South of QueanbeyanWoodlands that will be regenerated, South of Queanbeyan
Woodlands that will be regenerated, South of Queanbeyan


Aboriginal Cultural Land Management and Sustainable and Productive Rural Practice for the 21st Century

An early evening conversation with Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe
Facilitated by Peter Bridgewater (Chair Landcare ACT) and Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell




University of Canberra


Dark EmuThe 21st Century is a time for rural landholders, whether producers or custodians, to try something new and be open to change.

Imagine a society based on the inseparability of people, the land and water; a rural landscape that is shaped by the integration of the spirit of the land, its people, environmental and cultural heritage and economic decision-making. Consider also, agricultural practice based on heritage, change and adaptation – sustained by growing plants and working with animals using methods that evolved with the land and its conditions, not imposed.

We live in the remnants of land and water management practices of past peoples. People have shaped Australia to ensure continuity, balance, abundance and certainty - management by strategies that are being questioned. With doubt so fundamental and widespread, how can we confidently say we are managing our rural landscapes well?

Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage have done the research and have written the books. We’ve read their books, and we accept what they say. What do we do now?

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Community engagement

Ecological connectivity

Sustainable land management

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