Eurobodalla National Park

Park management

This park was created in December 1995. It covers an area of 2,913 hectares.

Management documents

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.

Documents to download

Management programs

The pest management strategy proposes targeted baiting of areas where significant populations of threatened species occur. In this way predation pressures may be reduced at key breeding times.

Control actions to date have been limited to areas around known habitats of little terns and those parts of the park close to residential areas. The success rate of targeted baiting efforts has been high, although variable, as is generally the case with passive control methods.

The strategy proposes strategic baiting of cats in conjunction with fox control, in areas where significant populations of threatened species occur. Coordinated cat and fox control has so far been successful.

Selective poisoning programs and the fumigation of burrows are advocated for the control of rabbits, especially in regenerating areas. Such programs are coordinated with the spread and release of the rabbit calicivirus for maximum effect.

A working draft weed control plan for bitou bush has been prepared. Infestations have been mapped and categorised according to extent and density, with specific control strategies established for each of the four categories.

Treatments used include hand pulling, ground and aerial winter spraying, low intensity burning and physical compaction and breaking up of larger bushes. A biological control, the bitou tip moth (Comostollopsis germannia), has been experimentally released at several sites in the park as part of a CSIRO program.

A pest management strategy advocates treatment of blackberry by ground spraying with follow-up as required. So far control has resulted in significant reductions in the number and extent of blackberry infestations in the park.

The strategy also proposes eradication of sea spurge using ground spraying and hand pulling techniques. Application of both these techniques has resulted in major reductions in the amount of sea spurge.

Sea spurge

Sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias) is an invasive beach weed that originated from Europe. It can grow anywhere on the beach front, from the high water mark to well into the dunes. Infestations of sea spurge have caused major environmental problems in Tasmania and Victoria. It is gradually working its way north and NSW south coast beaches are on the frontline of defence. Significant efforts by volunteers and government agencies have been made on all southern NSW beaches.

How you can help
Community action is the most effective control for this beach invader. See the sea spurge information page to find out more.

Monitoring and surveying of shorebirds

Volunteer monitoring and surveying of shorebirds, including little terns and hooded plovers at several locations in the region, is an important activity to assist in the recovery program for these threatened species.

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800