​​​​​​​​​Geoconservation aims to preserve the natural diversity of our non-living environment (our geodiversity). This means protecting significant examples of:
  • bedrock features
  • landforms
  • soil features and processes.

In this Topic

  • About Geoconservation
    Geoconservation is an essential part of bioconservation, as geodiversity provides the variety of environments and environmental pressures which directly influence biodiversity.
  • Geoscientific Collection Permits
    The collection of any earth materials (minerals, rock, soil, fossils etc.) from public land generally requires a permit.
  • Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
    Subterranean ecosystems support specialised life forms.
  • Karst
    A definition of karst formations and their locations in Tasmania.
  • Tasmanian Geoconservation Database
    The Tasmanian Geoconservation Database is a database of significant geological, geomorphological and soil sites in Tasmania.
  • Wave Wake and Erosion
    Information for boat owners on reducing wave wake to avoid erosion of the banks of waterways.


Geoconservation Enquiries
Natural Values Conservation
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001