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Border Ranges National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Border Ranges 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:

Planning for the future

The community is invited to have a say on the future of Hinterland trails in the Tweed Byron area by commenting on the proposed Plan of Management before 11 March 2019.

Have your say on the future of Hinterland trails in the Tweed Byron area

Preserving biodiversity

The World Heritage-listed wilderness in Border Ranges National Park houses a wealth of unique fauna. Maintaining biodiversity within the park is a continuing priority for NPWS, so efforts to support threatened species are ongoing. These efforts include regular surveying and monitoring, pest management strategies, initiatives to boost key populations, fire management implementation, staff training and continuing bush regeneration programs.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Border Ranges National Park. Pest management is a priority for NPWS with the pest reduction of wild dogs and cane toads being an important part of the work to protect the integrity of biodiversity within this park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative in Border Ranges.

Exploring World Heritage

Border Ranges National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. The park’s World Heritage values are preserved through multiple conservation programs, including fire and pest management strategies and initiatives to help recover threatened species. NPWS training aims to optimise staff understanding of World Heritage values, and the service promotes community involvement in conserving this important park.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Border Ranges National Park is dedicated to preserving its strong Aboriginal culture. There are several significant sites within the park, which are maintained as part of efforts to conserve its heritage. Aboriginal site conditions are regularly assessed and recorded, and members of the Githabul community are consulted on park management decisions as a matter of course.

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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