Pilliga National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Pilliga 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:
Pilliga National Park upholds its biodiversity by protecting vulnerable, threatened and endangered species. Conservation activities that are carried out include monitoring and data collection. NPWS consults on issues potentially affecting biodiversity within the area, and implements programs in relation to this.
Conserving Aboriginal culture
NPWS works alongside the Gawambaraay Pilliga Co-Management Committee in managing Pilliga Nature Reserve. Important Aboriginal cultural programs and initiatives are in place within this park. The Sandstone caves are an important focus of these activities.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Pilliga National Park. Feral pig, fox and weed control are important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity within this conservation park.
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.
- in the Country NSW region
Pilliga Forest is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
02 6843 4011
Contact hours: 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 50-58 Wellington St, Baradine NSW 2396
- Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
For all planned management events such as hazard reduction burns and pest control operations see the alerts page.
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.