ACT Parks and Conservation Service (ACT PCS) is the ACT Government’s national parks, nature conservation and land management agency. ACT PCS is part of the ACT Government’s Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. We have responsibility for managing commercial forest plantations in the ACT.
As a land manager in both the ACT and NSW (Googong Foreshores), ACT PCS has a legal responsibility which includes managing bushfire fuels on its land and limiting the spread of fire on and from its lands.
ACT PCS has a dedicated fire management section which facilitates the completion of the Bushfire Operations Plan and works with the various depots. The fire management section also includes a large fire suppression capability (approximately 150 firefighters) in the form of the PCS workforce, which constitutes the ’Parks Brigade’.