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Nomination of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area as an

Area of Outstanding Biodiversity Value

Richard W. Medd PhD


Colin Bower PhD


In May, 2018 Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area was nominated as an Area of Outstanding Biodiversity Value with a submission to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.


The full document can be found here:

Mt Canobolas-View from Canobolas

OFNCS Community Case at the Orange Regional Museum

Jess Dowdell with OFNCS members Cilla Kinross, Jenny Medd, Peter Toedter and Rosemary Stapleton

OFNCS Community Case Detail

September celebrates Biodiversity Month and appropriately Orange Regional Museum is currently featuring in their Community Display Cases two local organisations whose interests fit closely with that theme.

One showcases the history and interests of the Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society. Jess Dowdell (far left), Public Engagement and Education Officer at the Museum, is pictured with some of the Society members who contributed to the preparation of the display. One feature is a specimen of our local Acacia meiantha, endemic to NSW and listed as Endangered under both State and Commonwealth legislation. The superb parrot, a species whose conservation status is listed as Vulnerable, has also generated local interest.

The other community display is for the Summer Hill Creekcare group, part of a wider Landcare movement caring for our environment.

The Orange Field Naturalist’s display will run until October 8th, 2018. The Museum is to be congratulated on this initiative and residents should be encouraged to check out these Community Display Cases regularly.

Orange might well have celebrated Wattle Day with recognition of Acacia meiantha since the Mullion Range contains the largest of only three known populations of the species.

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