Bushland and Biodiversity
The flora and fauna of Mosman are among the major attractions of the area. A comprehensive flora and fauna survey of Mosman’s bushland areas, undertaken as part of Council’s Bushland Management Review, identified 430 species of flora and 221 species of fauna in Mosman.
Council’s Open Space Team manages bushland sites using current best practice guidelines aimed at creating natural, highly diverse sustainable areas utilising both professional and volunteer bush regenerators.
Comprehensive flora and fauna survey of Council’s bushland areas including selected unmade road reserves.
To increase the number of wildlife and preserve local biodiversity, Mosman Council has created several species specific “Habitat Stag Trees” and terrestrial habitat areas in dead trees using techniques developed in-house.
What to do if you find an injured or orphaned native animal, and how to assist animal rescue efforts.
Bushland within Mosman is largely made up of Sydney Sandstone Gully Forest (SSGF). This vegetation generally requires a burn every 10-12 years to maintain a high level of diversity.
Let’s celebrate Mosman’s and the world’s amazing biodiversity. Here are ten things you can do to improve the biodiversity of Mosman.
The Urban Forest is defined as the totality of trees and shrubs on all public and private land in and around urban areas (including bushland, parkland, gardens and streets).