The Slopes to Summit (S2S) partnership was established by the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative in 2007 to restore, reconnect and protect the ranges in NSW, from the south west slopes to the summit of Kosciuszko National Park.
S2S is governed by a Working Group of nine organisations. Drawing from the Working Group’s breadth of expertise and resources, S2S has a strong focus on linking research to on-ground conservation action, as well as awareness-raising activities for landholders and the wider community to build support for ongoing investment in the environment.
What makes this region special?
The S2S project area encompasses the whole of the Alpine, South Eastern Highlands and South West Slopes bioregions within the Murray River and Billabong Creek catchments from Culcairn to Corowa in the west, to Tumbarumba and Tooma, to Kosciuszko National Park in the east. This area includes a highly fragmented network of box-gum woodlands (a nationally endangered vegetation community), riverine forests and floodplains, and dry foothill forests. These habitats support over 100 threatened species, as well as providing the basis for broader landscape restoration efforts, including revegetation.
The region’s land and water resources also support a diversity of agricultural enterprises, including cropping, grazing, forestry, and horticulture. To maximise environmental outcomes, S2S undertook a Conservation Action Planning process which identified seven priority landscapes in the region within which the partnership focuses its work.
- Nature Conservation Trust of NSW
- Charles Sturt University
- Holbrook Landcare Network
- Murray Local Land Services
- Australian National University
- Parklands Albury Wodonga
- Albury Conservation Company
- NSW Government’s Office of Environment & Heritage