Environmental issues

Pests and weeds

Pest management programs

What is the National Parks and Wildlife Service doing to control foxes across the state? Where do we conduct bush regeneration programs? How far have cane toads spread into north-eastern NSW and how are we fighting their invasion? What methods are used against bitou bush infestation? Find out here.

Managing myrtle rust on the national parks estate
This plan outlines how myrtle rust will be managed on NPWS parks and reserves. It also provides guidance to other managers of bushland and threatened species sites.

Regional pest management strategies
The development of regional pest management strategies is a strategic approach by NPWS to pest management across NSW. The strategy developed for each region provides a tool to broadly identify the distribution of pests and their associated impacts across parks.

Predation by the red fox: threat abatement plan
This plan examines the impacts of red foxes on native animals and sets out management actions to abate this threat.

Biodiversity priorities for widespread weeds
This plan aims to reduce, abate or ameliorate the threat posed by widespread weeds to threatened species, populations and ecological communities and those species which may become threatened as a result of their invasion.

Bitou bush and boneseed threat abatement plan
This plan aims to reduce, abate or ameliorate the threat posed by bitou bush and boneseed to threatened species, populations and ecological communities and those species which may become threatened as a result of their invasion.

NSW bitou bush strategy
This strategy from 2000 works towards long-term management of this noxious weed.

Predation by the plague minnow: threat abatement plan
This plan examines the impacts of plague minnows on native animals, particularly threatened frogs and sets out management actions to abate this threat.

Protecting our national parks from pests and weeds
This strategic report examines the past performance of NPWS on managing weeds and pests, provides case studies that outline successful approaches and advises on future management strategies.

Pest control by licensed individuals
The NSW Government announced on 30 May 2012 a new program of pest control by individuals, to help control pest animals in NSW national parks, nature reserves and state conservation areas.

Guy Fawkes River National Park Horse Management Plan
Adopted July 2005

Kosciuszko National Park Horse Management Plan
Adopted December 2008 following public consultation

Kosciuszko National Park Alpine Area Horse Management Plan
This plan examines and proposes methods for feral horse management in the sensitive alpine environments of the state's largest park.

Bell miner associated dieback forum
This national forum in March/April 2005 brought together scientists, forest managers and community groups to develop research directions and management options for tackling bell miner associated dieback. Download the forum proceedings.

Bell miner associated dieback strategy
This strategy attempts to tackle the threat of dieback associated with bell miners in the forests of north-east NSW. Download the strategy, plus the proceedings of a national forum that took place in early 2005.

Changing water regimes and wetland habitat on the Lower Murrumbidgee floodplain
This 2001 report traces 140 years of disruption to the Lower Murrumbidgee's native environments as a result of dams, levee banks and other irrigation devices.

Royal National Park and other Sydney reserves deer management plan
Feral deer have a major impact on the biodiversity of Royal National Park and some other Sydney reserves. This plan aims to manage deer populations in Royal National Park, balancing conservation goals with community interests.

Brindabella and Wee Jasper Valleys Co-operative Wild Dog/Fox Plan
This plan outlines an innovative approach to wild dog and fox management across all land tenures at the northern extent of the Australian Alps.

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park Feral Horse Management Plan
Adopted May 2006

Page last updated: 10 December 2015