About the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (NBRF) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the Noosa Shire Council to identify and action ‘big ideas’ aligned with the aims of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program.

Our role is to manage a charitable trust to support projects and ideas that enhance biodiversity conservation and promote sustainable living in Noosa.

Run by a skills-based volunteer board of directors, we set strategic priorities unique to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, enabling science-based projects that meet these criteria.

Find out more about what we do.

Our vision

Noosa is living proof environmental protection inspires healthy and prosperous communities.

What is already distinct and special, the experience of residents and visitors to Noosa will be protected and maintained.

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve will be a place which demonstrates how humanity can live in harmony with nature. Where this experience is increasingly valued by locals and visitors, supporting vibrant local industries to achieve a wise balance of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

Read more about Our place – Noosa.