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Dharug National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Dharug 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 Dharug National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management of wild dogs is a priority and an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Dharug.

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.

Exploring World Heritage

Dharug National Park incorporates the Old Great North Road, one of 11 historic sites which form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property. NPWS protects and conserves the road’s historic significance through a variety of initiatives. These aim to retain and recover the road’s World Heritage values, while ensuring no further negative impact. NPWS liaises with park neighbours and authorities as required.

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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Man walking on the 11km walking track. Photo: John Yurasek