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South East Forest National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

South East Forest 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

South East Forest National Park ensures its natural landscape is impeccably maintained. NPWS collaborates with other agencies to ensure the aquatic, landscape, geological and topographic values of the park are protected and preserved. All park maintenance and development is carried out with conservation in mind, and efforts to limit the impact of human activity on the land are ongoing.

Preserving biodiversity

NPWS aims to protect the biodiversity of all parks, and South East Forest National Park is no exception. Recovery and pest management programs are in effect to protect the park's native plants and animals. Weed control takes place in this park, along with ongoing research and monitoring activities.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

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

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

NPWS wants its visitors to have the best possible experience in South East Forest National Park, and works to ensure they are safe and well informed at all times. Displaying current, easily understandable directional and interpretive signage is a continuing priority. Maintenance programs are ongoing in this park, and visitors are kept up to date with any facilities changes or closures.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal culture is of great value to NPWS, and Aboriginal sites in South East Forest National Park are regularly reviewed and conserved. NPWS works closely with local Aboriginal communities with the goal of maximising their involvement in the park’s ongoing management. Surveying and cultural and conservation programs operate in this park, and Aboriginal cultural values are incorporated into management decisions wherever possible.

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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