Bush Blitz starts working with land managers many months before an expedition takes place. The Bush Blitz expedition leader stays in contact with land managers throughout the planning stage and, if possible, visits them on site. During the expedition, land managers often make themselves available to assist with access, site selection and fieldwork. When this is possible, scientists and land managers benefit from a two-way exchange of information. In addition to having access to the publicly available scientific reports and expedition report, land managers receive a copy of all data collected during the expedition.
Bush Blitz works with a wide range of land managers – expeditions take place across Australia in a variety of settings including national parks, Defence training areas and Indigenous Protected Areas.
Bush Blitz acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their Elders both past and present.
More than half of our expeditions have been on lands owned, managed or co-managed by Traditional Owners, which is not surprising as Indigenous Protected Areas (land voluntarily managed for conservation) alone make up 43 per cent of Australia’s National Reserve System, and many of these areas are remote and unsurveyed. Bush Blitz has an Indigenous engagement protocol for working with Traditional Owners.
The following documents explain to land managers what we do and how we work.
Information for land managers (PDF – 256 KB)
Vouchering policy (PDF – 141 KB)
Collecting specimens for Bush Blitz factsheet (PDF – 304 KB)
Working with Bush Blitz (PowerPoint – 35.7 MB)