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Bargo River State Conservation Area plan of management

Bargo River State Conservation Area was established in 2007 and covers 1970 hectares. It is situated in the Southern Highlands near the towns of Hill Top, Colo Vale and Yerrinbool.

Bargo River State Conservation Area provides habitat for a range of plants and animals, including threatened species. The park is an integral component of a regional biodiversity corridor between the Woronora Plateau in the east and the Nattai Plateau in the west. The park is well vegetated and protects water quality in the upper reaches of the Bargo River. Aboriginal people have strong cultural associations with the river landscape.

The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 requires that a plan of management be prepared for each state conservation area. A draft plan of management for Bargo River State Conservation Area was placed on public exhibition from 18 March 2013 to 24 June 2013. The submissions received were carefully considered before adopting this plan.

The plan contains a number of actions to protect our natural environment, including providing for protection of threatened species and communities, targeted threatened species fauna surveys, control of pest plants and animals, and fire management to protect biodiversity.

This plan of management establishes the scheme of operations for Bargo River State Conservation Area. In accordance with section 73B of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, this plan of management is hereby adopted.

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Page last updated: 19 February 2016