Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 10.25am to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 May 2021, 6.29pm.
Closed areas: Notice of 1080 aerial pest control program
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes involving the use of meat baits containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).
The following precincts / trails in Abercrombie River NP / SCA will be closed from 10am Sunday 16 May due to the baiting operation taking place in May, and will reopen 26 June, due to fire trail improvement works taking place in June:
- All trails in Abercrombie NP
- The Sink campground
- The Beach campground
- Licking Hole campground
- Silent Creek campground
Bummaroo Ford Campground will remain Open throughout May and June as it is not impacted by the aerial bait or fire trail works.
The aerial baiting program has been designed to meet NPWS priority post-fire conservation pest control. All baiting locations will be signposted.
The aerial delivery of this program will take place in the following Kanangra Area NPWS reserves from Tuesday 18 May to Friday 28 May 2021:
- Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area
- Gardens of Stone National Park
- Wollemi National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Turon National Park
- Mares Forest National Park
- Kanangra-Boyd National Park
- Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.