Tara Cameron, The Society's President
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society is an incorporated voluntary group of about nine hundred members helping to conserve the World Heritage Blue Mountains
We are governed by a management committee with much of our conservation work being undertaken by sub-committees and campaigns.
We also have a Native Plant Nursery, several Bushwalking Groups and a Bushcare Group.
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.
The Society celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2001 and its 50th anniversary in 2011.
The Society celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special edition of Hut News. It contained many reminiscences. The Society timeline webpage was created from this edition.
Here's a brief history of the Society and our logo.
Our mission is to help protect, conserve, and advocate for,
the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains.
- the contact details of our Office Holders
- reports from 2021 Annual General Meeting held on 31st March 2021:
- our Constitution (revised March 2020)
Our Area Of Interest
The Society's Area of Interest, as shown on this map, encompasses the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and adjoining State Conservation Areas and State Forests.
Click on the map to download a larger PDF version.
Karen McLaughlin's map was designed to be printed on a reasonable colour printer
Also shown is the Gardens of Stone Stage 2 Proposal and the 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.
- the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA) is outlined and filled in Yellow
- the GBMWHA national parks are outlined in dark green
- the State Conservation Areas (SCAs) are 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 national park extensions) to the National Park Estate
- the area in which we are invariably involved is delineated by a diffuse grey band.
The 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 organisations.
© 2021 Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land
– the Darug and Gundungurra people –
and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.