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New England National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

New England National Park 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:

Preserving biodiversity

New England National Park embraces efforts to support the biodiversity of its flora and fauna and to enhance the visitor experience at the same time. Restoration, conservation and bush regeneration activities are regularly carried out within this park and programs to maintain biodiversity are widespread and ongoing.

Conservation program

BioNet

Uniting technology with the vast collection of information on biodiversity in NSW, BioNet is a valuable database open to any user. From individual plant sightings to detailed scientific surveys, it offers a wealth of knowledge about ecology and threatened species in NSW. 

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within New England National Park. NPWS carries out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds such as cats claw creeper and cherry guava to protect biodiversity in this park.

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Wild dog control program

Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out such pest control, we aim to minimise the wild dogs’ effects on livestock and wildlife, while still maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

NPWS is committed to providing ample facilities for visitors to enjoy. New England National Park frequently evaluates its visitor offerings to ensure park visitors are well catered for. Tourist accommodation, including the park’s campgrounds, is regularly reviewed, serviced and maintained to a high standard.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

NPWS honours the Aboriginal heritage of New England National Park, and strives to ensure this heritage is appropriately recognised, supported and conserved. NPWS works closely with local Aboriginal communities and cultural programs and initiatives are in place within this park.

Managing fire

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.

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Hazard reduction program

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.

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Point lookout from Wrights lookout, New England National Park. Photo: S Ruming/NSW Government