Welcome to Bush Forever- the single most important piece of public policy that protects urban bushland.
Bush Forever is the strategic plan for the conservation of bushland on the Swan Coastal Plain that will help conserve our biological diversity. It is a world class plan in Australia’s only global biodiversity hotspot but its implementation is incomplete. This unfinished business is putting our irreplaceable natural assets of unique flora, fauna and vegetation systems at risk. Now is the time to complete it.
As you can see from the map below, Bush Forever sites are found all across the Swan Coastal Plain and are representative of each of the 26 vegetation types found around Perth. The map below depicts the 47 BF Reference Sites. These are representative of the 495 sites in total.
Our precious bushland is under threat from fire, weed invasion, land clearing and ground water depletion. Inadequate management practices, poor funding and lack of legal protection add to these threats.
Currently a strategic assessment process is underway for the Perth - Peel Regions. The assessment process is now referred to as the Perth & Peel Green Growth Plan @ 3.5 Million. Through this process, guidance will be provided for the growth and development of the Perth region with a population anticipated to grow to 3.5 Million people; and where protection is required for 10 threatened ecological communities, 12 threatened fauna, 39 threatened flora, 3 Ramsar wetlands and 28 migratory shorebirds!
You can read our Bush Forever call to action here!
You can find the detailed Bush Forever policy documents on the Planning Western Australia website (including all site descriptions). You can download the complete list of Bush Forever sites and their land managers here.
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