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Grass half full or grass half empty? Valuing native grassy landscapes

Forum organised by Friends of Grasslands

CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra, 30 October to 1 November 2014

Registration is now open (until 22 October)

View forum details. The full program is now up, including maps for access and parking


Grasslands and grassy woodlands were the most extensive vegetation community in Australia two hundred years ago. Today, some grassland communities in south-eastern Australia are more threatened than Australian rainforests.  How can that be?

Friends of Grasslands ('FoG' for short) is a community group dedicated to conservation of natural temperate grassy ecosystems in south-eastern Australia. FoG advocates, educates and advises on matters to do with the conservation of grassy ecosystems, and carries out surveys and other on-ground work. FoG is based in Canberra and its members include professional scientists, landowners, land managers and interested members of the public.

20th Anniversary Celebrations

FoG turns 20 in 2014. We are organising several events. It would be lovely to see you at one or more of these events. We are hoping to get in touch with some previous members also, so if you have kept in touch with anyone that we should contact, that would be great.

20th Anniversary events include:

  • 'Grass half full or grass half empty, Valuing native grassy landscapes' forum, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra, 30 October to 1 November 2014. Registration is now open (until 22 October). Details
  • Woodland Flora completion and launch (August or September 2014): Contact:
  • Dinner and/or party (November) for FoG members and associates to celebrate together. Contact:
  • FOG booklet: preparation of a booklet about the 20 year history of FOG. Contact:
  • Update and enhancement of the website and newsletter (ongoing). Look out for some changes and more information in these media. Contact:
  • Outings: several special outings will be included in this year’s activity program. Contact:


Join FoG, help grasslands and get to meet interesting and knowledgeable people.  Membership is open to everyone with an interest in grasslands.


What is a grassland and why are grasslands important?


Friends of Grasslands attempts to persuade governments and landholders to protect and conserve grasslands.

Activities and Events

FoG members help to conserve grasslands through hands-on projects, working parties, a newsletter and education work.  Current events are outlined in the FoG Calendar.


Need to know more about grasslands?  Get help on the science of grasslands, legal matters, grassland management and growing your own grassland.

About FoG

Find out about FoG's legal structure, management, aims, objectives, principles and values.

Contact Us

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