Hunt for orange hawkweed

Put your love of bushwalking to good use. Help us wipe out orange hawkweed in Kosciuszko National Park.

Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) Class 1 noxious weedOrange hawkweed is a class 1 noxious weed and a serious threat to the Australian Alps and surrounding environments. It out-competes other plants and smothers the landscape.

Join us

Join us in hunting for orange hawkweed as a citizen scientist in Kosciuszko National Park.

By volunteering for one of our week-long summer surveys, you will be helping to protect sensitive environments, like alpine bogs.

You will be joining more than 230 others who have taken part in the surveys since 2009.

You need to be aged 16 or over and physically fit as you’ll be walking across rough and uneven terrain.

How do I find out more?

For more information, including when surveys will run this year, read about hunting hawkweed in Kosciuszko National Park.

For what to expect, see photos of volunteer hawkweed hunters in action.