The Southern Highlands Nature Map is a regional project to encourage citizen scientists to get out into nature and record what they see. The project is administered by local government and data is shared with ALA. The data complements the NSW Wildlife Atlas, BioNet, as it is validated by expert moderators. This project helps land use planners and environment officers with decision-making and the design of new biodiversity conservation projects. These local government areas have incredible biodiversity and increasing development pressure from Sydney.