Seasonal wetlands, Bandicoot Brook Reserve
Seasonal wetlands, Bandicoot Brook
Reserve. Photo © DBCA

The Parks and Wildlife Service's Urban Nature Program provides technical advice and on-ground support for land managers working to protect, manage and restore bushlands and wetlands in the department's Swan Region and beyond.

The Urban Nature program:

  • identifies, demonstrates and promotes best practice bushland management
  • produces and distributes technical information relating to bushland management
  • raises awareness of the values of Perth bushlands and wetlands
  • fosters the development of skills through the provision of field days, workshops and training programs.

Urban Nature is based at Parks and Wildlife Service's Swan Region office. The primary focus of the program is on regionally significant bushland including Bush Forever sites. We work across tenures with community groups, government officers and private landowners involved in the conservation and management of the region's natural areas.


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    Friends of Paganoni Swamp working on a field herbarium.
    Photo © DBCA
  • Banksia
    Firewood banksia. Photo © DBCA
  • Frog
    Motorbike frog. Photo © DBCA

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Find a conservation group

Find a conservation group will help you get in touch with groups actively working to protect and manage bushland in your local area or area of interest. Zoom, pan and click on the map to locate groups. Then link to a group’s website, phone or email contacts. Get in touch to get involved in local action for bushland and natural areas. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your group on the map.

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Other resources

pdfBushland Weeds1.83 MB - A practical guide to their management with case studies from the Swan Coastal Plain and beyond, Environmental Weeds Action Network, K Brown & K Brooks 2002