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New England National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

New England 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:

Preserving biodiversity

New England National Park embraces efforts to support the biodiversity of its flora and fauna and to enhance the visitor experience at the same time. Restoration, conservation and bush regeneration activities are regularly carried out within this park and programs to maintain biodiversity are widespread and ongoing.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within New England National Park. NPWS carries out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds such as cats claw creeper and cherry guava to protect biodiversity in this park.

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.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

NPWS is committed to providing ample facilities for visitors to enjoy. New England National Park frequently evaluates its visitor offerings to ensure park visitors are well catered for. Tourist accommodation, including the park’s campgrounds, is regularly reviewed, serviced and maintained to a high standard.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

NPWS honours the Aboriginal heritage of New England National Park, and strives to ensure this heritage is appropriately recognised, supported and conserved. NPWS works closely with local Aboriginal communities and cultural programs and initiatives are in place within this park.

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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Point lookout, New England National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk/NSW Government