William Howe Regional Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
William Howe Regional 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:
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within William Howe Regional Park. NPWS carries out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds to protect biodiversity in this park.
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
NPWS is committed to providing high-quality facilities for visitors to enjoy in all its parks. William Howe Regional Park works to ensure park visitors are well catered for. It regularly reviews and maintains its visitor policies and facilities, and examines opportunities for amendments. Displays and signage are upgraded as required, and conservation is a fundamental consideration in all management decisions.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
William Howe Regional Park sits within the traditional lands of the Sweet Water Dharawal Aboriginal People. Aboriginal heritage sites within the park are identified and recorded, and conservation programs are in place. NPWS involves the local Aboriginal community in managing and interpreting the park’s cultural values, and works to minimise any negative impacts upon this.
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.
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.
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
William Howe Regional Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 4580 2750
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 71 Memorial Drive, Scheyville 2756
- Scheyville office
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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.