Natural Temperate Grassland (NTG) of the South East Highlands is the most threatened ecosystem in Australia and is nationally listed as critically endangered. In the ACT, less than five per-cent of pre-1750 NTG remains, with less than 1% nationally left.
The Ginninderra Creek catchment, contains numerous patches of remnant Natural Temperate Grassland (NTG), on road verges, in urban open space and reserves, and on rural land.
The Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG) is working towards restoring and expanding the catchment’s native grasslands. Their aim is to stop these remnant native grassland patches from shrinking or disappearing and ideally improving connectivity between patches and the condition of native grassland to NTG status.
Grassland Restoration through fire management – For over ten years GCG has been working towards restoring native grasslands through a research project examining best-practice management for native grasslands. In 2013 this project expanded to 13 sites across the Ginninderra Catchment. For more information see here
Grassland Restoration Landcare Group
Aboriginal knowledge in grassland restoration
Scrape and Sow