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Barrington Tops National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Barrington Tops National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Barrington Tops National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Phytophthora cinnamomi is a root-rot water mould which is a major threat to park biodiversity which is being managed with the establishment of a quarantine zone to prevent further spread. Pest management of foxes and wild dogs is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Barrington Tops National Park, as well as adjoining agricultural enterprises.

Exploring World Heritage

An important part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, the rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park are of international significance. Signage updates, both directional and designating the park’s World Heritage status, are ongoing. NPWS works alongside local Aboriginal communities in interpreting the park’s Aboriginal cultural heritage, and engages park neighbours and the wider community wherever possible.

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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