Healthy Ecosystems

Our Healthy Ecosystems program helps maintain and enhance biodiversity, cultural values and resilience by engaging, educating and training communities.

Real-world challenges demand real-world solutions

We work with rural property owners, public land managers and Indigenous landholders to deliver real-world solutions to environmental challenges, including fire management, invasive species control and restoration of wildlife habitat. Our award-winning programs bring together scientific expertise and proven community engagement strategies to protect and restore nature and build lasting capacity for effective natural resource management.

Download our Healthy Ecosystems Program Booklet


Bushfire program

We have been actively involved in fire management, bushfire education and advocacy for sustainable land policy since 1979.


The Hotspots Fire Project is an education and training program we run with the NSW Rural Fire Service to increase understanding of the role of fire in the bush and how it can be best managed for a variety of outcomes.

Large Forest Owls Project

Through this project we are working with landholders to protect and enhance key nesting habitat and food resources for Vulnerable large forest owls across the Richmond Clarence-Lowlands. The project is working to ensure the survival of three Vulnerable species: the Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) and the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua).



Through the Firesticks project, we are working with Indigenous communities and government agencies to integrate contemporary and Aboriginal fire practices to protect and enhance wildlife habitat and Indigenous cultural values.

Upper Coldstream Biodiversity Project

The Upper Coldstream Biodiversity Project implemented priority actions to manage weeds, invasive pests and wildfire across this nationally-significant habitat corridor. The project was successfully delivered as a partnership between NCC, the Clarence Environment Centre and over 40 participating landholders who are protecting their land - over 4000 hectares in total - for the remarkable biodiversity that occurs here.



Great Eastern Ranges Initiative

We are one of several organisations in NSW and the ACT working to restore wildlife habitat and connect vegetation remnants across the landscape.


NSW Fish Habitat Partnership

A diverse group of organisations with an interest in the long-term future of fishing in NSW has come together to boost fish populations by improving the health of fish habitat.


Coastal Emu Alliance

A collaboration of key stakeholders has come together to protect the last of the coastal emus - an special, iconic bird which once roamed along much of the coast of eastern Australia.


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