Sharp S., Dorrought, J., Rehwinkel R., Eddy D. and Breckwoldt A., 2005. Grassy Ecosystems Management Kit: A Guide to Developing Conservation Management Plans. Environment ACT, Canberra.


The kit was prepared from funding recieved from the National Devolved Grant for the Conservation of Temperate Grassy Ecosystems in South East Australia, a program initiated through the Natural Heritage Trust and devolved to World Wide Fund for Nature Australia, and with additional funding from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Arthur Rylah Institute, Department of Sustainability and Environment Victoria.

The authors would like to especially thank Bernadette O'Leary (WWF) for technical, editorial and production assistance, Peter Mills (Environment ACT) who, together with Sarah Sharp, developed the original ACT Grassland Reserve management plans on which this kit is based, Nicole Webb and Ann Prescott for input into development ideas for inclusion in the kit (Ann developed Reference Table G, which is used with her permission) and Michael Treanor, Nina Bishop and Claire Wimpenny for assistance in preparation of the management kit.

The authors especially wish to acknowledge all the people who have influenced their thinking on conservation of grassy ecosystems, and all those people who care about them and their future.


  • Sarah Sharp, Environment ACT, PO Box 144, Lyneham ACT 2602
  • Josh Dorrough, Arthur Rylah Instititue, Department of Sustainability and Environment, PO Box 137, Heidelberg Victoria 3084.
  • Rainer Rehwinkel, Department of Environment and Conservation, PO Box 2115, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
  • David Eddy, 11 Guruburn Cl, Ngunnawal ACT 2913
  • Anne Breckwoldt, Resource Policy and Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 4758, Kingston ACT 2604


Michael Bedingfield, 6 Vizard St, Conder ACT 2904


David Eddy, Sarah Sharp, John Baker, ACT Parks and Conservation Service

Graphic Design

Lava Design, PO Box 2368, Tuggeranong ACT 2901


Information presented in this document may be copied for non-commerical purposes including for personal, educational or site planning purposes.

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect views or policies of the Department of Environment and Heritage, the ACT Government, NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment or World Wide Fund for Nature Australia.

Published by Environment ACT (ECR 03/1208)

ISBN: 0 642 60340 5

For futher information contact Environment ACT through Canberra Connect: 13 22 81