Welcome to Our Yass Gorge by Geoff Robertson and Ryl Parker provides a terrific introduction to this special part of our region.
Yass Gorge, stretching from Flat Rock Crossing to the Yass Dam wall, is a wonderful natural treasure in the middle of Yass and an ideal place to visit and learn about the geology, the Traditional Ngunnawal owners, rare native plants and animals and much more.
Work is being undertaken to restore the Gorge to its original vegetation and habitat values – this is a work in progress. This booklet has been prepared to encourage local residents and visitors to use the Gorge as a recreational area and possibly participate in its conservation and restoration. It’s the final part of the Yass Gorge – being a good neighbour to the bush project organised by Kosciuszko to Coast with the assistance of Friends of Yass Gorge, Yass Valley Council, local schools and many more conservation and community groups mentioned throughout the booklet.
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. This booklet has been written as an easy-to-read resource so that all Yass residents, young and old, as well as visitors may appreciate the natural values of the Gorge and surrounding country and become better acquainted with the Traditional owners.
Find out more about the work that Rivers of Carbon is doing in Yass here.