These parks protect a wealth of plants and animals and form part of an extensive ecological corridor which provides important habitat for 20 threatened plants and 38 threatened animals. Mount Neville Nature Reserve is listed on the State Heritage Register due to its high conservation value old-growth forest. Most of Banyabba Nature Reserve and Fortis Creek National Park are declared wilderness.
The parks are part of a landscape of cultural importance to the Bundjalung peoples. They protect culturally important Aboriginal sites and places, including rock art shelters. Native title rights of the Bandjalang People over part of the parks have been legally recognised by the Federal Court. The remainder of the parks lie within the active native title claim of the Western Bundjalung People.
The plan of management contains a number of actions to protect our natural environment. These include strategies to assist the recovery of threatened species and communities, such as the implementation of relevant actions in the Saving our Species program, and to control pest species in accordance with the NPWS regional pest management strategy.
The plan of management also fosters partnerships with Aboriginal people. This plan of management advocates continuing consultation with the local Aboriginal land councils, Native Title claimants and other relevant Aboriginal organisations about management of the planning area.