Although small in area, the nature reserve conserves a rare example of open forest on Wianamatta Shale soil. The reserve is also important because it includes species from both wetter and drier shale forests as well as Hawkesbury Sandstone vegetation.
This plan of management emphasises the conservation of the reserve’s uncommon Wianamatta Shale vegetation and the promotion of public understanding and awareness of the value of this small remnant area of bush within Sydney. It also recognises the local residents who were instrumental in pressuring for dedication of the reserve, and since then have provided outstanding assistance in bush regeneration and weed control on the reserve.
Photo: Wallumatta Nature Reserve / J Spencer/OEH