Friends of Grasslands

Lawson Grasslands

FoG President Jamie Pittock marked National Threatened Species Day on 7 September by calling on Defence Housing Australia to abandon their development plans at Lawson. See his interview with WIN TV News, and FoG special ebulletin #2. The proposed housing would impact around a hundred hectares of the best remaining native temperate grasslands, habitat of a number of threatened beasties.

Please support the Conservation Council of the ACT's campaign to reserve the Lawson grasslands.

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.  

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.


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.


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About FoG

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

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Make a tax deductible donation to support grassland. Friends of Grasslands makes small grants to researchers, educators and on ground projects, a highly effective way to support grassy ecosystems. To support this, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Grasslands Public Fund by:

  • Direct debit: BSB 633000, a/c 153493960 (Bendigo bank), please include your name and advise our treasurer:
  • Cheque: payable to "Friends of Grasslands Public Fund", mail to Treasurer, Friends of Grasslands Inc., PO box 440, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614. Include your name and postal address.

A receipt for tax purposes will be sent to you. Thank you.