About Us

About Us

Our Objectives

Restore ecological processes

• To restore woodland habitats and self-sustaining ecological processes that would have existed before European settlement.

• To maintain a Sanctuary free of introduced predators, allowing the successful reintroduction of locally extinct native fauna, and provide founder populations of such species for future restoration projects.

Research, education and participation

• To support participation by local groups and individuals in Sanctuary activities.

• To successfully manage a nationally significant, community-led conservation project where research and learning are integral to restoration and conservation management practices.

A catalyst for change

• To transform thought and action towards conservation, and inspire future restorations.

ACT Government

The sanctuary is not privately owned. ACT Government supports the Sanctuary through its land management, wildlife research and nature conservation agencies:

• The ACT Parks and Conservation Service
• Conservation Planning and Research

These agencies provide in-kind staffing support for management of the Sanctuary through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Trust. Park Rangers maintain the Sanctuary fence and are responsible for the full range of land management activities normally carried out in nature reserves. In addition Rangers conduct walks for visitors and school groups and provide operational assistance with the ecological research programs.

Responsibility for the development, management and research at the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is expected to evolve over time and respond to its changing needs.

Australian National University (ANU)

Australian National University

The ANU leads the research partnership with the ACT Government, CSIRO, James Hutton Institute and other organisations and collaborators. More information can be found here.