Dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of Nail Can Hill, a fantastic treasure right on Albury’s doorstep.

Nail Can Hill Flora and Fauna reserve, in the west of Albury, is a highly modified environment due to historical clearing (1800s), gold mining and localized bush fires that is now successfully regenerating and supporting vibrant biodiversity.

Friends of Nail Can Hill are a dynamic group established in 2014 to promote community appreciation, understanding and engagement with the Nail Can Hill environment. Our strategy to enhance the native flora and fauna biodiversity on Nail Can Hill is to work closely with and support the two land managers involved (Albury City Council and the Crown Lands Section of the NSW government), and we also receive strong support from Parklands Albury-Wodonga and the Local Landcare Co-ordinator.

We have a small but dedicated steering committee and we welcome any and all input. Our activities include guided community wildflower walks, removal of environmental weeds and supporting biological control agents, active revegetation projects, and local handbooks to help us discover the vibrant biodiversity of Nail Can Hill. We are currently working with Albury City to establish labelling and brochures for a self-guided wildflower walking track along Nail Can Hill from the Rang Road entrance.

Most of Albury-Wodonga is located on riverine alluvial sediments (sands, silts, clays and gravels) deposited by the Murray River and its contributories. The stony hills that rise to the north (Black Range) and west (Nail Can Hill) consist of high grade Ordovician metasediments (quartz, mica and schist). (Soil Conservation Service, 1978). The area receives around 700 millimetres of rainfall per year. The Albury area is located in the South West Slopes biogeographic region (bioregion) of New South Wales. This bioregion has been described as one of the most cleared regions in Australia (State of the Environment Advisory Council 1996). The fertile natural grassy woodlands were mostly cleared for agriculture, and now there is less than 10% remaining (Miles 2001)

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