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Wollumbin National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Wollumbin 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

Wollumbin protects habitat for the threatened koala, little bentwing-bat, southern myotis and powerful owl. It also supports wet sclerophyll forest, rainforest and dry sclerophyll vegetation. All management activities will involve environmental or heritage assessments to ensure biodiversity values within this park are prioritised.

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 Wollumbin National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as wild dog control to protect biodiversity in this park.

Conservation program

Regional pest management strategies

Weeds and pest animals cause substantial damage to agriculture and our environment, so it’s essential we manage them in NSW national parks and reserves. Our regional pest management strategies aim to minimise the impact of pests on biodiversity in NSW.  We work hard to protect our parks and neighbours from pests and weeds, ensuring measurable results.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

The Wollumbin area has high cultural value for many Aboriginal groups in north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland, including Nganduwal, Galibal, Gidhabul and Widjabal peoples. The Wollumbin Consultative Group represents local Aboriginal interests and will continue to be consulted regarding park planning and management initiatives 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.

Conservation program

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.

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Wollumbin National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Sunrise, Wollumbin National Park. Photo: S Foreman.