WHAT we do

We take a Cultural Landscape approach to Biodiversity Conservation.

Working with the right people, to establish realistic and achievable programs.

Working together with a shared purpose

Establish – Ensuring effective management and operations, typically through a management plan, either helping to create new plans or evaluate and repair existing ones.

Implement – Building on the investment in planning to implement plans by taking them ‘off the shelf’ and using them through work plans, budgets, policies, monitoring and reporting.

Sustain – Thinking from the start about how to build and sustain lasting results from short-term or long-term projects by working on staffing, capacity and partnerships.

Conservation Management

  • Support you / your team to develop plans by helping facilitate planning processes, carrying out background research, and writing final plans
  • Train you / your team in the open Standards and mentor you as you put your training into practice
  • Support you / your team to implement your work plan through development of workplans / budgets, or working on the ground to implement programs
  • Review and report on your progress, and use that to adapt and revise your plans.

Conservation management assist you to:

  • Undertake an initial “Health Check” of your progress to date, be it the establishment of a new project or as part of reviewing an existing one
  • Support you to establish a good foundation from which you can manage your project
  • Work with you to manage your program from preparation to completion.

We operate at project, program or agency scales and tailor “Health Checks” and package solutions appropriate to your needs.

Ensuring good Governance and Business, to make your country and the planet a better place:

  • Action – Program and Project Management
  • Skills and Capacity – Facilitation and Training
  • Management and Operational Plans
  • Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Facilitation of Partnerships – landscape-scale / multi-party / multi-tenure.

HOW we do it

Time, trust, actions and outcomes...

“All driven by what is most important to you and your needs”.

Conservation Management try and keep it simple. The challenges we all work on can be complex - so being able to work through them in a practical ‘common sense’ way, using proven approaches is best. You are our guide - it is all about making sure it works for you.

a proven MODEL

Working with what works...

The Open Standards

The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation is an agreed international standard for developing and managing conservation
projects. It follows an adaptive management approach, suppoorting teams to implement, test and learn from their actions as they seek to improve their impact.

Healthy Country Planning

Healthy Country Planning (HCP) is an adaptation of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Open Standards) being used and adopted by Aboriginal land management teams across Australia. HCP is consistent with the Open Standards, but with language and some of the facilitation approaches and tools tailored to community needs, focusing on participation and engagement and the inclusion of community and traditional knowledge and priorities.

Healthy Country Plan model

Healthy Country Plan model


Collective Impact is a way for organisations to work together to address complex problems that are generally beyond the scale of any one organisation. Collective Impact has been widely used and is credited with providing support to many successful initiatives.
The Collective Impact approach will be used by the AMP partners to guide the overall partnership. In the Collective Impact approach, a successful collaboration has five key elements as set out here. Development and management of the partnership involves establishing and managing these elements.

Common Agenda
  • Common understanding of the problem
  • Shared vision for change
  • Work with you to manage your program from preparation to completion.
Shared Measurement
  • Collecting data and measuring results
  • Focus on performance management
  • Shared accountability
Mutually Reinforcing
  • Differentiated approaches
  • Coordination through joint plan of action
  • Consistent and open communication
  • Focus on building trust
Backbone Support
  • Separate organisation/s with staff
  • Resources and skills to convene and coordinate participating organisations

TOOLS and resources 

The Open Standards / Conservation Planning

The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation
Conservation Gateway
Conservation Coaches Network

Tools for Partnerships

Conservation Partnerships
Collaboration Factors

Sources of information for planning

Atlas of Living Australia
Funding Centre

Planning Tools

Miradi adaptive management software
Miradi share
CAP Excel Workbook

Organisations to check out


Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration
Karrkad-Kanjdji Trust
Tasmanian Land Conservancy
Bush Heritage Australia


The Nature Conservancy
Conservation Measures Partnership
Foundations of Success

To see positive change...