WHO WE ARE
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society is an incorporated voluntary group of about nine hundred members helping to conserve the World Heritage Blue Mountains region.
We are governed by a management committee with much of our conservation work undertaken by sub-committees.The Katoomba and District Wildlife Conservation Society (the original name of the BMCS) was formed in 1961, when a group of concerned residents met to determine the action that they could take to help protect the Blue Mountains environment. More history of the Society is included below.
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OUR AREA OF INTEREST
The Society's Area of Interest encompasses the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and adjoining State Conservation Areas and State Forests.
AREA OF INTEREST MAP
The Society's Area of Interest Map encompasses the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA) and adjoining State Conservation Areas and State Forests.
Also shown is the Gardens of Stone Stage 2 Proposal and the proposed Western Sydney Airport site – the latter because of the undoubted environmental impacts the flight-paths will have on the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA).
Click on the map to download a larger PDF version. Karen McLaughlin's map was designed to be printed on a reasonable colour printer and shows:
- the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA) outlined and filled in Yellow
- the National Parks (N Pks) outlined in dark green and encompassed by the GBMWHA
- the State Conservation Areas (SCAs) outlined in pale green and abutting but not within the GBMWHA – the Mugii Murum-ban SCA has a pale orange fill because it was part of the Gardens of Stone Stage 2 (GoS2) Proposal
- the GoS2 Proposal, outlined in orange – the Proposal advocates additions (mainly as SCAs and N Pk extensions) to the National Park Estate
- the area in which we are is variably involved – this encompasses all of the above and is delineated by a diffuse grey band.
Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area boundary and the National Park Reserve boundaries have been simplified to suit the scale of the map.
Our degree of direct involvement decreases to the east of the Putty Road and to the north of the Capertee River catchment due to the increasing involvement of other environmental organizations.