Introduction

Canberra's parks and reserves cover more than 60% of the ACT, making Canberra a very special place to live. They include Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla, Molonglo River Reserve, the Murrumbidgee River Corridor, the Lower Cotter Catchment and Canberra Nature Park.

Canberra Nature Park is made up of 37 nature reserves in and around urban Canberra. Its woodlands, grasslands and forests are home to a diverse array of native plants and animals and the park protects the nation's largest surviving areas of critically endangered Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland. Canberra Nature Park's many nature reserves on the city’s doorstep are also important spaces for leisure and recreation.

It's important we have strong plans in place to guide how we manage and protect our parks and reserves and strike a balance between nature conservation, cultural heritage and community use.

A new Draft Reserve Management Plan for Canberra Nature Park is now open for public comment until 16 December 2019 and we would like to hear your views. Please see below to have your say.

Photo credit to David Jenkins for our amazing title image.