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Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area 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 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.

Mount Canobolas is recovering from intense fires that burned nearly 70% of the State Conservation Area in 2018. NPWS staff is working with the Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society to monitor, audit, and survey plant vegetation communities, insect and animal species, and Aboriginal sites.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to ecosystems within Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Reduction of threats, such as foxes and goats, ongoing blackberry control, as well as ongoing risk assessments for new and emerging weeds, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the biodiversity values of this conservation area.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area is dedicated to preserving its strong Aboriginal culture. NPWS liaises with the local land council and other relevant Aboriginal community organisations with regards to the management and interpretation of Aboriginal sites within the area. The service also undertakes Aboriginal sites surveys and works to protect and conserve these key assets throughout the park.


  • in the Country NSW region
  • Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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