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Bundjalung National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Bundjalung 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:

Understanding landscapes and geology

Bundjalung National Park is dedicated to the maintenance of its landscapes and ensures this in conjunction with land and native vegetation conservation and ongoing attention to visitor safety and risk management.

Preserving biodiversity

NPWS is determined to protect and preserve significant ecosystems, habitats and endangered and vulnerable species throughout Bundjalung National Park. It strives to raise public awareness and understanding of these issues through interpretation programs, and works with park neighbours to conserve important wildlife habitats. Native tree planting, particularly those required by koalas, is ongoing in this park.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Budjalung National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management of weeds such as bitou bush and other weeds, and wildlife like foxes, wild dogs and cane toads is a priority and an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Budjalung.

Conservation program

Wild dog control program

Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out wild dog pest control, we aim to minimise the impact that they have on livestock and domestic pets, while maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

The facilities and infrastructure in Bundjalung National Park are continually maintained and upgraded to ensure an optimal visitor experience. NPWS regularly reviews recreational opportunities in this park, identifying areas for improvement.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

NPWS shares the management of Bundjalung National Park with members of the local Bandjalang Aboriginal community, and the two work together to help promote culture and reconciliation on national parks.

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

Planning for fire

Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.

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Black Rocks Beach, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary