Dr Paul Gibson-Roy is a restoration ecologist specializing in the conservation, reconstruction and/or maintenance of species-rich grasslands and grassy woodlands. He has worked in this field since 1998. In 2004 he initiated the Grassy Groundcover Research Project (GGRP), a state-wide Victorian field-scale restoration project led by Greening Australia in partnership with the University of Melbourne. Since its inception GGRP has provided for the first time under Australian conditions, clear evidence that species-rich native herbaceous communities can be re-established and maintained. For its achievements this program has received national and international recognition including United Nation Environment, Society for Ecological Restoration International, and Earth Watch International Awards. Since relocating to NSW in 2011 Dr Gibson-Roy has been active in further developing GAs capacity to undertake and deliver grassland or grassy woodland programs and now heads a state and federal funded program focussing on grassy woodland restoration on Sydneyís Cumberland Plain and the development of large-scale Seed Production facilities for understorey restoration. His presentation will focus on issues related to use and restoration of native grasses and wildflowers.