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.

Find a conservation group

Volunteers who care passionately about the environment are vital in managing our natural areas.

Community conservation groups protect and manage our bushlands through raising awareness of biodiversity values and of natural areas in their local community. They acquire funding to undertake on-ground works and manage serious threats making a major contribution to the protection and restoration of our bushlands.

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. Contact Urban Nature to get your group on the map. 

Contact: For more information, email or call (08) 9442 0320.


Articles and research papers

  • Restoration of Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) during prescribed burning in southwestern Australia, Ecological Management & Restoration (EMR Project Summaries)
    Ruthrof, K., Valentine, L. & Brown, K. (2013) Link:
  • Plant communities of seasonal clay-based wetlands of south-west Australia: weeds, fire and regeneration, Ecological Management & Restoration (EMR Project Summaries)
    Brown, K. & Paczkowska, G. (2013) Link:


  • Black Flag (Ferraria crispa Burm.) is a difficult to control and persistent invader of Banksia/Eucalypt Woodland in south-west Australia, Ecological Management and Restoration 11(3) 228-230 
    Brown, K. & Bettink, K. (2010)
  • Seed biology of two invasive South African geophytes and implications for natural area management, Ecological Management & Restoration 9(3), 232-234 
    Brown, K. & Paczkowska, G. (2008)
  • Control of Bulbil Watsonia Watsonia meriana var. meriana invading a Banksia Woodland: Effectiveness of 2,2-DPA and its impacts on native flora, Ecological Management & Restoration 7(1), 69-71
    Brown, K. (2006),
  • Effective control of Taro (Colocasia esculenta) invading the fringing vegetation of a freshwater creek north of Perth, Ecological Management & Restoration 4(1) 76-77
    Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2003),
  • Control of the exotic bulb, yellow soldier (Lachenalia reflexa) invading a Banksia woodland, Perth, Western Australia, Ecological Management & Restoration 3(1) 28-36
    Brown, K., Brooks, K., Madden, S. & Marshall, J. (2002)

Bushland News

Bushland News is a quarterly newsletter produced by the Parks and Wildlife Service’s Urban Nature program to support community involvement in bushland conservation.


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