Crimson Mallee - Gawler Ranges National Park
Desert Pygmy Goanna
Yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale Xanthopus)


The Nature Conservation Society of South Australia is a voluntary body with members drawn from all parts of the State and all walks of life. The Society's primary objective is to foster the conservation of the State's wildlife and natural habitats. Our activities include:

  • protecting and managing habitats, particularly native vegetation
  • researching threatened species and habitats
  • working to ensure adequate park dedication, management and legislation
  • educating the community and all tiers of government
  • co-operating with other conservation groups and land managers

The Society is also active in public education through activities such as Sunday Walks with Nature program, general meetings and its journal Xanthopus.




We are always looking for walk leaders to turn up on the day and help enthusiastic walkers to discover natural wonders along the way.  If you know a little about plants, birds, insects, tracks, scats or any other aspect of natural history that you'd like to share with a captive audience, then this exciting opportunity is for you!  There are also many other ways in which you can help us.


BCM Benchmarks for KI available online
bcm-benchmarks-for-ki-available-online Here you will find a description of major vegetation groupings and their condition benchmarks under the Bushland Condition Monitoring Method. It was written and compiled...
BCM Benchmarks for the South East
bcm-benchmarks-for-the-south-east BCM Benchmark Communities described and BCM indicator benchmarks listed for the main vegetation groups of the region. Authors Tim Milne and Tim Croft Bushland Condition...
Latest BCM Streamlined Datasheets
latest-bcm-streamlined-datasheets      Here is the latest version of the streamlined BCM datasheet.      Feel free to try it and offer feedback. Instructions on how to...

Member Survey

Find out about the results of the NCSSA Member Survey conducted earlier this year. Over sixty members responded to the survey about the sort of NCSSA activities they have participated in and would like to be involved with in the future. Seventy-five percent of those surveyed said they would prefer to receive an electronic version of our quarterly newsletter Xanthopus. The summary report contains more details on the survey results.