Environmental issues

Pests and weeds

Parks involved in the trial

NPWS has selected 12 parks for the supplementary pest control program, covering an area of about 485,000 hectares.

The parks were chosen because they have ongoing pest management programs that could be complemented by additional ground shooting by volunteers.

Map of NSW showing the reserves included in the supplementary pest control program trial

NSW state map displaying the parks where supplementary pest control will take place

Cocopara Nature Reserve

Map of Cocopara Nature Reserve displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Goats and rabbits

Main current NPWS control techniques

Trapping and aerial shooting, warren ripping and ground baiting

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

The Cocoparra pomaderris (endangered shrub found only in the Cocoparra range)
Inland grey box woodland endangered ecological community
Sensitive rocky outcrop environments 

LGA: Carathool
Area: 4778 ha

More information about Cocopara Nature Reserve


Coolbaggie Nature Reserve

Map of Coolbaggie Nature Reserve displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Foxes and goats

Main current NPWS control techniques

Baiting, M44 ejectors and shooting

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Malleefowl

LGA: Dubbo
Area: 1774 ha

 

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Goonoo National Park

Map of Goonoo National Park displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Foxes and goats

Main current NPWS control techniques

Baiting, M44 ejectors and shooting

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Malleefowl

LGA: Dubbo
Area: 9011 ha

 

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Goonoo State Conservation Area

Map of Goonoo State Conservation Area displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Foxes and goats

Main current NPWS control techniques

Baiting, M44 ejectors and shooting

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Malleefowl

LGA: Dubbo, Warrumbungle and Gilgandra
Area: 54320 ha

 

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Gundabooka National Park

Map of Gundabooka National Park displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Goats

Main current NPWS control techniques

Mustering, trapping, water point management and fencing

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Curly-bark wattle
Desert phebalium
Mount Vincent mint bush
Sweet false gallium

LGA: Bourke
Area: 25428 ha

 

More information about Gundabooka National Park


Gundabooka State Conservation Area

Map of Gundabooka State Conservation Area displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Goats

Main current NPWS control techniques

Mustering, trapping, water point management and fencing

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Curly-bark wattle
Desert phebalium
Mount Vincent mint bush
Sweet false gallium

LGA: Bourke
Area: 64134 ha

 

More information about Gundabooka State Conservation Area


Murrumbidgee Valley National Park (Yanga Precinct)

Map of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Pigs, deer and rabbits

Main current NPWS control techniques

Trapping, aerial and ground shooting and ground baiting

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Threatened and endangered migratory wetland birds
Southern bell frog
Sand hill pine Endangered Ecological Community

LGA: Wakool
Area: 35222 ha

 

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Murrumbidgee Valley State Conservation Area

Map of Murrumbidgee Valley State Conservation Area displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Pigs, deer and rabbits

Main current NPWS control techniques

Trapping, aerial and ground shooting and ground baiting

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Threatened and endangered migratory wetland birds
Southern bell frog
Sand hill pine Endangered Ecological Community

LGA: Wakool
Area: 34468 ha

 

More information about Murrumbidgee Valley State Conservation Area


Nombinnie Nature Reserve

Map of Nombinnie Nature Reserve displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Goats and foxes

Main current NPWS control techniques

1080 baiting, trapping, aerial shooting, ground shooting and mustering

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Malleefowl
Curly-bark wattle
Southern scrub robin
Chestnut quail thrush
Red-lored whistler
Gilbert’s whistler

LGA: Carathool
Area: 72190 ha

More information about Nombinnie Nature Reserve


Nombinnie State Conservation Area

Map of Nombinnie State Conservation Area displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Goats and foxes

Main current NPWS control techniques

1080 baiting, trapping, aerial shooting, ground shooting, mustering

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Malleefowl
Curly-bark wattle
Southern scrub robin
Chestnut quail thrush
Red-lored whistler
Gilbert’s whistler

LGA: Cobar and Carathool
Area: 46261 ha

More information about Nombinnie State Conservation Area


Woomargama National Park

Map of Woomargama National Park displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Goats, pigs and rabbits

Main current NPWS control techniques

Aerial shooting, ground shooting and ground baiting

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Phantom wattle
Small snake orchid

LGA: Greater Hume
Area: 24171 ha

 

More information about Woomargama National Park


Yathong Nature Reserve

Map of Yathong Nature Reserve displaying location of supplementary pest control program trial

Main pest animals

Goats and foxes

Main current NPWS control techniques

1080 baiting, trapping, aerial shooting, ground shooting and mustering

Threatened species at risk from pest animals

Malleefowl
Curly-bark wattle
Southern scrub robin
Chestnut quail thrush
Red-lored whistler
Gilbert’s whistler

LGA: Cobar
Area: 113116 ha

More information about Yathong Nature Reserve


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Page last updated: 31 October 2013