Friends of Grasslands

supporting native grassy ecosystems

PO Box 987

Civic Square ACT 2608

Phone: 02 62.. ....

Ms Sharon Lane

Senior Planning Officer

Parks, Conservation and Lands

Environment and Recreation

PO Box 352

CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608

Dear Ms Lane

Friends of Grasslands (FoG) wishes to provide comments on the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve Draft Management Plan. FoG apologises for providing these comments slightly after the closing date for submissions and appreciates the short extension given.

FoG is a non-profit organisation incorporated in the ACT and dedicated to supporting threatened grassy ecosystems in south-east Australia including through:

FoG has over 200 members, most from the ACT and SE NSW, including professional ecologists and others associated with natural resource management sciences, farmers, landowners and managers, members of Landcare and Parkcare groups, and dedicated conservationists.

FoG members are familiar with Jerrabomberra Wetlands, and the opportunities it already provides as habitat, and for future vegetation restoration and educational activities. FoG supports the submission on the draft Plan already provided by the Conservation Council of the South East Region and Canberra (CCSERaC), especially comments on

Further FoG comments on the draft Plan are as follows.

Thank you for providing an opportunity for FoG to make comments on the draft Plan. FoG is able to provide further ideas for, and potentially assist with, vegetation restoration work. Ideally this would be in cooperation with a range of community groups i.e. through the advisory/reference/stewardship group recommended by CCSERaC.

Yours sincerely

Kim Pullen

President

4 April 2007