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 subcommittees and campaigns.
We also have a Native Plant Nursery, several Bushwalking Groups and a Bushcare Group.
Our mission is to help protect, conserve, and advocate for,
the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains.
Annette Cam, President
Annette Cam was elected president of the Blue Mountains Conservation Society on 31 March 2023.
A long-time resident of Lawson, Ms Cam has a background in voluntary work for over 50 years in ornithology with the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme, NSW and SA National Parks and Wildlife Services and Bush Heritage.
A former public-school secondary science teacher, Ms Cam was Principal at Windsor High School and Wilcannia Central School, before retiring.
Read the full Society media statement.
Our Area Of Interest
Click on the map to download a larger PDF version.
Karen McLaughlin's map was designed to be printed on a reasonable colour printer
The Society's Area of Interest, as shown on this map, updated in December 2022, encompasses the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA) and adjoining State Conservation Areas (SCA) and State Forests.
Also shown is the Western Sydney Airport site because of the undoubted environmental impacts the flight-paths will have on the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
- the GBMWHA is outlined and filled in yellow and the GBMWHA national parks are outlined in dark green
- 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.
The Katoomba and District Fauna and Flora Protection 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.
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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land
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– the Darug and Gundungurra people –
and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.