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Murray Valley National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Murray Valley 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

NPWS is dedicated to preserving the special landscapes and natural assets of Murray Valley National Park. Programs to protect and preserve its waterways, Ramsar-listed wetland, forest environments and unique ecosystems are in place within the park.

The Living Murray Program

The Living Murray Program was established in 2002 to restore the health of 6 icon sites along the Murray River that were chosen for their environmental, cultural and international significance. One of these sites is the vast Barmah-Millewa Forest wetlands in Murray Valley National Park, which are formed where the Murray River meets the Cadell Fault.

Coordinated by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, The Living Murray Program provides funding for NPWS to monitor the conditions of the Barmah-Millewa Forest wetlands. These conditions are strongly influenced by the timing and volume of water that is allowed into the wetlands from the Murray River. Water is also stored in upstream dams and fed into the system at times when operational flows are low.

Watch our educational video series to learn about the monitoring and conservation activities being undertaken by NPWS through the The Living Murray Program.

Watch our You Tube video series to learn more

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

NPWS is dedicated to providing outstanding facilities and experiences for visitors to all NSW national parks. Amenities in Murray Valley National Park, including national park accommodation, picnic areas, tracks, trails, boardwalks and other facilities, receive ongoing maintenance 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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