Glenrock State Conservation Area
What we're doing
Park management activities
Glenrock State Conservation Area has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
Understanding landscapes and geology
Glenrock National Park is dedicated to the maintenance of its landscapes and ensures this in conjunction with land and native vegetation conservation and ongoing attention to visitor safety. Sites in this park are maintained and rehabilitated as required.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Glenrock State Conservation Area. Pest reduction of species, such as wild dogs and bitou bush, as well as ongoing risk assessments for new and emerging weeds, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the biodiversity values of this state conservation area.
Bitou bush poses a serious and widespread threat to threatened species populations and ecological communities on the NSW coast. The NPWS bitou bush threat abatement plan helps to reduce the impact of weeds at priority sites using control measures such as ground spraying, aerial spraying, biological control and physical removal.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
Glenrock State Conservation Area is committed to managing and developing visitor facilities for its customers’ enjoyment, education and safety. Extensive management planning is carried out for this park, along with regular maintenance, upgrading and installation of recreational and interpretive facilities.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Glenrock State Conservation Area preserves a considerable proportion of what remains of Newcastle's physical Aboriginal heritage, and as such is highly significant to Aboriginal people. Programs are carried out in this park to survey, stabilise and protect Aboriginal heritage sites. NPWS works in partnership with the local Aboriginal community, where possible, and supports cultural activities taking place within the park.
NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.
Managing fire-prone NSW national parks requires a three-pronged approach, including fire planning, community education, and fuel management. When it comes to fuel like dead wood, NPWS conducts planned hazard reduction activities like mowing and controlled burning to assist in the protection of life, property and community.
- in the North Coast region
Glenrock State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
(02) 4946 4100
Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
- Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
- Fax: (02) 4946 4150
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.