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Gunning Reserves plan of management

Incorporating Bango Nature Reserve, Oakdale Nature Reserve, Mcleods Creek Nature Reserve and Belmount State Conservation Area

The four Gunning Reserves, located south and west of Gunning in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, have a combined area of 885 hectares comprising of Bango, Oakdale and McLeods Creek nature reserves and the Belmont State Conservation area.

The Gunning Reserves contain a number of significant vegetation communities and species, including two endangered ecological communities, one threatened plant species and eight threatened animal species. There are also two historic trig markers dating from the late 1880s within the Gunning Reserves as well as Aboriginal sites.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 requires that a plan of management be prepared for each nature reserve and state conservation area. A draft plan of mananagement for the Gunning Reserves was placed on public exhibition from 9 September until 12 December 2011. The submissions received were carefully considered before adopting this plan.

The plan contains a number of actions including strategies to assist the recovery of threatened species and ecological communities, monitoring of vegetation and control weeds and pest animals. The plan also allows for low-impact recreation, including walking, picnicking, cycling, bushwalking and bush camping.

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