The national park and nature reserve were gazetted in 2001 as a result of the Southern Forest Agreement. This is the first plan of management for these reserves.
Bugong National Park and Tapitallee Nature Reserve are rich in biodiversity. They protect threatened animals and plants and a wide range of vegetation communities.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 requires that a plan of management be prepared for each national park and nature reserve. A draft plan of management for Bugong National Park and Tapitallee Nature Reserve was placed on public exhibition from 25 October 2013 to 3 February 2014. The submissions received were carefully considered before adopting this plan.
The plan contains a number of actions to protect our natural environment, including protection of threatened species and communities, monitoring and survey of threatened native animals, control of pest plants and animals, and fire management to protect both biodiversity and the community.
The plan also provides opportunities for camping, bushwalking, cycling and horse riding.