You'll find a lot more information about this park in its management plans. In particular, plans of management contain a large amount of information on the natural environments, Aboriginal heritage, history, and recreational opportunities in a particular park. Fire management strategies outline when and how hazard reduction will be carried out in key areas of the park.
Many types of management plans go through a formal draft stage where they are open for public comment. The plans are only finalised and put into effect after all public submissions have been considered.
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In 1986, the management of the Minnamurra Rainforest was transferred to the NPWS. Soon after, the NPWS began an extensive and long-term program of weed eradication and rainforest rehabilitation.
We established an on-site nursery, in which numerous rainforest species were grown and later planted out. In total, some 8000 trees and shrubs were used to rehabilitate degraded areas in the park
During more recent years, field researchers have worked to identify the worst of the park's many weeds. Perhaps surprisingly, it's not lantana! Lantana actually poses the least immediate threat to the rainforest.
A number of weed eradication and control programs have been carried out in the Minnamurra Rainforest during the past eight years. More recent efforts have focused on the Falls Walk.
In the past, the rugged cliffs of the Illawarra Escarpment provided an excellent environment for feral goats. Through extensive eradication efforts by surrounding landholders, there is now little evidence of goats in the immediate area.
The NPWS carries out regular trapping programs for pest animals, and in recent years we have worked cooperatively with the park's neighbours in a fox baiting program.