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  • The Australian National Botanic Gardens specialises in Australian Native Plants. As well as maintaining gardens at Black Mountain in the ACT and the Booderee (formerly Jervis Bay) National Park on the NSW South Coast, it carries out research and catalogues and records species. The web site provides access to some of this information, and is continually being enlarged and improved. Extend your botanical skills and identify local Australian plants using plant identification tools, microscopes, and a public reference herbarium collection at the Botanical Resource Centre. Open seven days a week from 9.30am to 4.30pm and free of charge, visitors can browse the public reference herbarium of plants from ACT and south-eastern New South Wales, test their identification skills or bring specimens to identify (from ACT and south-eastern NSW region). Trained volunteer facilitators are present on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings, and can be booked to give an introductory tour on other days.Focusing on identification of flora from the Australian Capital Territory and south-eastern New South Wales, the centre is a great resource for students and researchers, plant surveyors and native plant enthusiasts and amateur botanists.The following interactive computer keys are available on the computers in the Botanical Resource Centre:
    Families of Flowering Plants – key to the families
    Euclid – key to the eucalypts of Australia
    Wattle – key to the genus Acacia
    Australian Orchid Genera – key to the genera of Australian orchids
    The Pea Key – interactive website to identify Australia’s pea flowers
    Australian Tropical Rain Forest Trees and Shrubs – tropical rainforest plants
    • Other links

ACT Landcare

Australian Association of Bush Regenerators

ACT and Region Frogwatch

ACT Waterwatch

ACT Natural Resource Management Council

The Atlas of Living Australia enables free access to Australian biodiversity information online. The Atlas will provide online access to biodiversity information from museums, herbaria and biological collections, including information previously not available to the public, research, literature, observations, maps and images. (Government web site)

Bush Heritage Australia – Our vision is to protect by 2025 one per cent of Australia (more than 7 million hectares) and in so doing conserve significant areas of Australia’s land and water of high conservation significance. This goal of one per cent has been derived from national scientific assessments which conclude that a significant proportion of Australia’s land mass needs to be protected in order to effectively conserve Australia’s animals and plants and their habitats. Volunteering activities are available. More…

Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre

Canberra Bushwalking Club

Canberra Indian Myna Action Group

Canberra Invasive Plants Facebook group

Canberra Nature Map: interactive mapping from ACT Parks and Conservation Service. Send your photos and have them identified by the experts

Centenary Trail: which passes through the Red Hill Reserve

Climate Action Canberra

Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Council – For more environmental news for your local region “like” the Conservation Council on Facebook

Environmental Defenders Office is a non-profit community legal centre based in Canberra. It advises on environmental and planning law and aim to increase public awareness of environmental laws and remedies. It advises on questions of Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory law and offers a free telephone advice service on environmental-law questions.

Address: Ground Floor, 21 Barry Drive, Turner ACT 2612

Email: canberra@edo.org.au

Phone: 0491 243 638

Environmental Offsets Policy (ACT)

Field Naturalists Association of Canberra Inc

Flora of Australia (Government web site)

Fauna of Australia (Government web site)

Friends of Grasslands

Hughes Garran Woodland Group

Garran and Hughes Residents Action Group

Ginninderra Catchment Group

Greening Australia

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Group

Molonglo Catchment Group

Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority

Murrumbidgee – Ginninderra Gorges National Park

National Parks Association of the ACT

Nature Conservation Council of NSW – Urban Bushland Web site

Nature Conservation Trust of NSW

NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage

Photographic Guide to Native Plants of the Australian Capital Territory” by Meredith Cosgrove. Meadow Argus Books. $45

Southern ACT Catchment Group – The Red Hill Regeneration Group is a member

Thunderstone: Aboriginal Cultural and Land Management services

Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare Committee

Walks in the ACT, hosted by ABC 666

Waterwatch ACT

Weeds in Australia (Government web site)

Weeds Australia (NGO)

ACT Park Care Groups

Coolamon Ridge Park Care

Friends of the Aranda Bushland Inc

Farrer Ridge Park Care Group

Fisher Parkland Landcare Group

Friends of Tuggeranong Hill and Conder Wetlands Park Care

Friends of Mt Majura Park Care Group

Friends of The Pinnacle

Ginninderra Catchment Group

Isaacs Ridge/ Mt Mugga Mugga Park Care Group

Mt Taylor Park Care


Websites for grants and funding possibilities

Grantslink – www.grantslink.gov.au/
DAFF grants & assistance – http://www.daff.gov.au/about/current-grants
Caring for our Country funding –  www.nrm.gov.au/funding/index.html
ACT NRM Council: – http://www.actnrmcouncil.org.au/