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Gundabooka National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

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

Preserving biodiversity

NPWS aims to protect the biodiversity of all parks. Gundabooka National Park is no exception. Pest control programs in place in Gundabooka protect its native plants and animals.

Conservation program

BioNet

Uniting technology with the vast collection of information on biodiversity in NSW, BioNet is a valuable database open to any user. From individual plant sightings to detailed scientific surveys, it offers a wealth of knowledge about ecology and threatened species in NSW. 

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds are a significant threat to the ecosystems within Gundabooka National Park. Pest management is a priority for NPWS, and Supplementary Pest Control takes place in this park. Other pest management strategies, including goat management and risk assessment for new and emerging weeds, are delivered to reduce the ongoing threat to this park's biodiversity values.

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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

NPWS strives to raise awareness of Gundabooka National Park’s natural and cultural values and their need for protection. The park encourages informed, sustainable visitor access through the provision of interpretive signage and other educational means. Significant sites are acknowledged, conserved and respected, and NPWS works with the community, local tourism bodies and councils in promoting and interpreting the park and its assets.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Gundabooka National Park boasts a proud legacy of Aboriginal culture. Aboriginal sites within the park are numerous and significant, and ongoing NPWS projects are in place to monitor their condition. Sites and facilities within the park are also carefully conserved 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.

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Hazard reduction program

Managing fire-prone NSW national parks requires a three-pronged approach, including fire planning, community education, and fuel management. When it comes to fuel like dead wood, NPWS conducts planned hazard reduction activities like mowing and controlled burning to assist in the protection of life, property and community.

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Mulgowan Walk, Gundabooka National Park. Photo: David Finnegan