The park contains threatened ecological communities including the Upland Wetlands of the Drainage Divide listed under both the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and Ribbon Gum–Mountain Gum–Snowy Gum Grassy Forest/Woodland of the New England Tableland Region, listed as an endangered ecological community under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.
The park is a significant site for resident, endemic and international migratory bird populations, including 3 endangered, 9 vulnerable and 7 migratory bird species. The landscape of the reserve is significant to both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. The park provides low impact self-reliant recreation such as walking and birdwatching.
This is the first plan of management prepared for the park. It contains several actions to protect the natural environment, including protection of threatened species and communities, control of pest plants and animals, maintenance of water regimes and fire management to protect biodiversity.