What we do
The NPA ACT plays an active role in conservation issues in the ACT.
- It is regularly consulted by the ACT Government on management and development plans for the Territory's National Park, Nature Reserves, remaining bushland and rural leases.
- It commissions research and prepares independent reports and recommendations.
- It runs seminars on research topics affecting the environment.
- Members participate as volunteers for work parties in Namadgi National Park and Canberra Nature Reserves.
- The NPA has a delegate to the Australian National Parks Council and is represented on the Conservation Council ACT Region.
- The NPA ACT informs the public in several ways, through for example:
- Displays at conservation events around Canberra;
- Displays within ACT public libraries;
- Sale of our Field Guides;
- The NPA Bulletin, which carries articles on current conservation issues;
- Guest speakers at our monthly meetings;
- A comprehensive Outings Program which enables members to enjoy a full range of walks in the bush;
- Submissions to Government on conservation issues.
- Organises regular outings and bushwalking.