Fact sheets and resources

Searching for Threatened Species in Your Area

Knowing which species live in your local area is important when trying to design and manage a garden or community that is friendly to native wildlife. There are many online tools now available that can assist you in discovering these species and our team has produced a series of instructional videos on how to use these tools.

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Bird Friendly Gardens Fact Sheet


Many people live near the bush to be closer to nature, however living near the bush can also bring the risk of bush fire. One way of reducing the risk is a well-designed and maintained garden that acts as an Asset Protection Zone, while also providing habitat for native wildlife. This fact sheet explains how this can be achieved. 

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Primer on Fire Ecology

Fire is a natural component of many Australian ecosystems. This primer outlines the role of fire in these ecosystems and explains how fire can be used to promote, enhance and protect ecological assets. 

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Integrated Fire and Weed Management: African Lovegrass ALG Cover.jpg

African Lovegrass has proven to be a very difficult weed to control. It regrows quickly after fire, outcompeting native species, and it creates a thick thatch when poisoned that inhibits the germination of native species. Current trials at Scheyville and Cattai National Parks in Sydney's West have demonstrated that it is possible to break the dominance of African Love Grass, by combining herbicide and fire treatments. Download our project team’s research findings, titled Using Fire to Manage Priority Weeds in Cumberland Plain Vegetation: African Lovegrass.

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