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FoBM About Us

The Friends of Black Mountain is a non-profit voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving and promoting the biodiversity of Black Mountain. 

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Vision for Black Mountain

Our vision is that Black Mountain be recognised as an icon of biodiversity in Canberra, the 'Bush Capital' of Australia.

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Vision for Friends of Black Mountain

We aim to be the primary community voice for conserving and promoting the biodiversity of Black Mountain

Vision for FoBM
Aims

The Friends of Black Mountain is a non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving and promoting the biodiversity of Black Mountain. Our aims are to:

  • Encourage interest in and develop knowledge and understanding of the natural, cultural, recreational, scientific, educational and aesthetic values of Black Mountain.

  • Build a record of the reserve’s biodiversity and values.

  • Promote its uniqueness within and beyond the ACT region

Aims
Values

Black Mountain is an icon, also described as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Canberra urban reserve system, Canberra Nature Park. It is the largest and most prominent, and reserve in Canberra Nature Park and has unique biodiversity. The mountain is a gem of natural, cultural, recreational, scientific, educational and aesthetic value.

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Values
Membership

Membership is open to all people interested in the conservation and promotion of the biodiversity of Black Mountain

Membership
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Activities

Our activities include:

  • Organising regular walks and talks for the public.

  • Monthly weeding work parties focussed primarily on keeping woody weeds under control.

  • Regular monitoring of vegetation plots, frog diversity (through FrogWatch) and bird diversity.

  • Preparing and distributing educational material and displays about Black Mountain.

  • Providing input to the ACT Government's policies and programs relevant to the conservation of Black Mountain's biodiversity.

  • Protecting the integrity of Black Mountain and its connectivity to other nature reserves.

  • Preserving the Belconnen Way, Caswell Drive and Frith Street approaches to Black Mountain as the main access for recreational, educational, research and conservation activities on the Mountain and as a wildlife corridor.

  • Preserving the aesthetic values of Black Mountain.

  • Protecting the nature reserve for future generations of Canberrans and the nation.

  • Preserving the significance and unique features of the diverse range of soil biota, geology, native flora and fauna so close to the centre of the National Capital.

  • Preserving the ecotourism value of Black Mountain for Canberra.

  • Preserving the living heritage value of Black Mountain.

  • Preserving the recreational and community values of Black Mountain.

Activities

This site is managed in partnership with Molonglo Conservation Group

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