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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.

Conservation program

Mount Canobolas after-fire recovery

Conservation efforts in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area show there's hope for the recovery of our native and threatened plants and animals, after bushfires burnt nearly 70% of the park.

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.

Conservation program

Regional pest management strategies

Weeds and pest animals cause substantial damage to agriculture and our environment, so it’s essential we manage them in NSW national parks and reserves. Our regional pest management strategies aim to minimise the impact of pests on biodiversity in NSW.  We work hard to protect our parks and neighbours from pests and weeds, ensuring measurable results.

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.


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  • 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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