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Yellomundee Regional Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Yellomundee 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:

Understanding landscapes and geology

Yellomundee Regional Park values the protection and conservation of its landscapes and native vegetation. NPWS employs a range of ongoing initiatives, designed to minimise negative effects on the park’s delicate features and scenic values. Monitoring and rehabilitation, where required, of significant areas are ongoing in this park. NPWS liaises with park neighbours and authorities to avoid adverse impacts.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Yellomundee Regional Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds 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

NPWS is dedicated to ensuring visitors have positive experiences in NSW national parks, and recognises that visitor facilities and experiences need to be both enjoyable and easily accessed. Efforts to enhance and maintain visitor facilities in Yellomundee Regional Park are ongoing.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

NPWS manages the Aboriginal heritage of Yellomundee Regional Park in consultation with local Aboriginal community organisations. Together, they work to build community connection with Country. Training programs are in operation, and the park’s Aboriginal heritage and culture is promoted through educational and interpretive programs. All significant sites such as Shaws Creek ‘Aboriginal Place’ at the northern end of the park are protected and maintained, and surveying and cultural assessment is ongoing.

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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Yellow Pittosporum, an edible native bitter fruit endemic to Australia, in Yellomundee Regional Park. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH