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Somerton National Park

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Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.37pm

Closed areas: Boonalla Cave Road and walking track closed

The following parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 17 September 2020 until further notice to protect eastern cave bats while they are breeding:

  • Boonalla Cave Road
  • Boonalla Cave carpark and walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Coonabarabran office on 02 6842 1311.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks and Reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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