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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 6.34pm to Sun 8 Nov 2020, 6.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Oct 2020, 10.56am

Safety alerts: 1080 pest management program

NPWS, in conjunction with the Culgoa Vertebrate Pest Animal Management and Ledknapper Wild Dog Action groups, is conducting a 1080 ground baiting operation at Culgoa National Park and Ledknapper Nature Reserve. The program will be carried out from Thursday 8 October to Monday 9 November 2020. Meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison will be used. The program is for the control of wild dog and foxes. Baiting locations are identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

In accordance with the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2019, 1080 fresh meat baits will be buried in a shallow hole and/or covered with organic material. Baits will be placed along boundaries and internal trails at a maximum of 10 baits per kilometre. Baits will not be laid within 5 metres from any property boundary.

Baits will be inspected within 5 days allowing staff to monitor, record and potentially identify the animal that has taken the bait.

For further information or concerns regarding the use of 1080 please don’t hesitate to call 0448 201 507 or the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Oct 2020, 10.38am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Oct 2020, 4.17pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park from Thursday 1 October 2020 to Thursday 1 April 2021. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 3.49pm to Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to wild dog baiting program

Narran Lake Nature Reserve will be closed between Thursday 8 October and Thursday 5 November 2020 due to a 1080 wild dog control program being undertaken.

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Applies from Wed 9 Sep 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Sep 2020, 10.47am

Closed parks: Park closed for hazard reduction burning

The following parks will be closed for hazard reduction burning from Wednesday 9 September to Saturday 12 September 2020:

  • Merriwindi State Conservation Area
  • Pilliga West State Conservation Area
  • Pilliga West National Park

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Western Way, Brumby Road, Wangan Road and Wombo Lane will remain open. Take care as you may experience smoke in the area.

The three hazard reduction burns are called Ginty's HR, Telephone Line HR and Kurrajong HR. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8.26pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 8.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Sep 2020, 1.38pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Most of Mount Kaputar National Park is now open. However, the following areas are closed due to bushfire damage and will remain closed until it is safe to open them:

  • Barraba track is closed to vehicles. The track is open for walkers and cyclists.
  • Bundabulla circuit walking track
  • Eckford lookout walk
  • Mount Kaputar Summit walk. Summit Road and lookout are open.
  • West Kaputar lookout

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Barwon area office on 02 6792 7300, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Wed 5 Aug 2020, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 1.09pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between 6th August 2020 to the 6th September 2020 in Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga East State Conservation Area, and Pilliga Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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 please call NPWS Castlereagh Area Office on 6343 4000.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 11.04am

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest

Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/barwon-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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