Our bushland is made up of native plants which together form different vegetation communities that cover large areas of the Northern Beaches. Our bushland is vital habitat for native animals from the threatened pygmy possums and powerful owls, to the common swamp wallaby and ring tail possum. The plants in bushland areas clean our air and together with the soil, filter the water running into our waterways.
Your bushland and the environment need volunteers. Get involved and you can make a big difference.
We care for our valuable bushland that is home to numerous native plants and animals.
Northern Beaches Council is responsible for over 145 bushland and wetland reserves covering an area of 1700ha.
The Northern Beaches contains ecosystems that are in danger of being lost due to some threatening processes
Photo: Jayden Walsh
Wildlife Protection Areas are public places set apart to protect vulnerable native wildlife from the impact of cats and dogs.