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Popran National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Popran National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for 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 Popran National Park. Programs to protect and preserve the quality of its land, waterways and unique ecosystems are in effect. Landscape rehabilitation is carried out where required and monitoring activities are ongoing.

Preserving biodiversity

Popran National Park protects its plants and animals, and NPWS shows its commitment to threatened, vulnerable and endangered species by conducting frequent monitoring and environmental assessment in this park. Bush regeneration projects are also in effect to rehabilitate native vegetation and restore health to ecosystems. Weed control is an ongoing activity and the community is engaged where possible.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Popran National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as wild dog control to protect biodiversity in this park.

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.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Maintaining Popran National Park’s visitor facilities is an NPWS priority. Programs relating to the upkeep and enhancement of the park’s facilities, infrastructure and other offerings are ongoing.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

NPWS places great value on Aboriginal heritage and culture. Aboriginal sites and places in Popran National Park are recorded, conserved and interpreted in consultation with Aboriginal community groups. The impact of visitor use on Aboriginal sites in regularly monitored, and action is taken to further protect these sites, where 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.

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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Man standing on a lookout, Popran National Park. Photo: John Yurasek