Bushland conservation and restoration

We are working together on vital conservation and ecological restoration efforts to protect our precious bushland species.

Strong community support for the conservation of Kings Park and Bold Park bushlands has led to significant restoration activities over many years.

These activities restore diverse, representative, regionally integrated and self-sustaining native ecological communities (to the extent that is possible in an urban setting) and in doing so, aim to honour Whadjuk Noongar heritage. 

By improving the condition of the bushlands, they will become better refuges and ecological linkages for biodiversity, while also helping to restore people’s relationship with nature and guaranteeing the enjoyment of these special places by future generations.

Greenstock planting in the bushland.

Greenstock planting is the main means of plant replacement in restoration sites at Bold Park (pictured) and Kings Park bushlands because establishment rates are substantially greater than for direct seeding. Greenstock also allows for rewarding, hands-on public participation in the restoration process. Photo: Jason Thomas 

How we’re protecting the bushland of Kings Park

To restore our precious bushland in Kings Park we have worked on more than 80 restoration sites, ranging from less than 1 ha to 40 ha. The Friends of Kings Park Bushland Carers work closely alongside the Kings Park Bushland team.

Group of volunteers

The Friends of Kings Park Bushland Carers meet regularly with the Bushland team to help restore sites across Kings Park bushland. Photo: Geoff Chidlow 

How we’re protecting the bushland of Bold Park

We have undergone significant restoration works in Bold Park, which supports 442 ha of undulating woodlands, heaths and coastal dunes. It has a greater diversity of ecological communities than Kings Park, and restoration efforts are focused within nine main precincts. The Friends of Bold Park Bushland support the Bold Park Bushland team on restoring bushland areas.

Volunteers planting in the bushland.

The Friends of Bold Park Bushland have been working hard at the Eastern Gateway Restoration Precinct since the late 1990’s. Photo: Melissa Mykytiuk 

Making a difference

Since restoration began, native plant abundance and species richness has increased in both bushlands. Two decades of work in Kings Park and Bold Park has shown that restoration can help push back against threatening processes, but interventions to reverse degradation are still very much needed, particularly given the drier and hotter conditions predicted for this region.

How you can help us protect our bushland

The bushland is there to be enjoyed by Perth locals and our many visitors, but we all need to work together to preserve it for future generations. Please help us by:

  1. staying on the paths
  2. leave flora, fungi and fauna alone
  3. stay to designated cycling areas
  4. take your litter with you
  5. keep your dog on a lead
  6. join a volunteer group