What is bushcare?
Find out more about how local bushcare groups help manage bushland, and how to get involved.
Contact details for the bushcare groups in the Shoalhaven
Complete the Bushcare Volunteer Registration form or download the Volunteer Brochure & Registration Form
Bushcare Action Plans
Each Bushcare site has an action plan developed by the group and Council staff and adopted by Council: Bushcare Group Action Plans
Presentations for Draft Plans can be viewed at: Documents on exhibition
Bushcare Links Newsletter
'Bushcare Links' is an email newsletter for Shoalhaven Bushcarers and anyone else interested. Register to receive each new edition of the Bushcare Links Newsletter and view past editions.
Other Bushcare information:
Bush regeneration Details to consider when deciding to undertake a restoration project in a remnant patch of bushland
Walks in the Shoalhaven The Shoalhaven boasts numerous scenic walks, with varying levels of difficulty.
Bush & wildlife friendly gardens Things you can do in your garden to help local flora and fauna
School involvement Information to help schools create wildlife habitat gardens
Other Bushcare related links Many useful links
Effectiveness, motivations, and operations of volunteer Bushcare groups in the Shoalhaven: Implications for sustaining community biodiveristy management 2013 (PDF 2MB)
Shoalhaven City Council has supported community restoration within the Local Government Area for over 25 years. There are around 60 groups and 700 volunteers registered in Bushcare. This report provided information to Shoalhaven City Council about the difference community volunteer work has made to biodiversity, threatened flora and fauna and endangered communites. It includes an assessment of the impact on the behaviour, knowledge and biodiversity values of of those actively working on sites in the Shoalhaven area.
The People Driving Biodiveristy
PowerPoint Presentation (3 mb)
Glossary of terms