Bungwalbin Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat

Recovering works to restore native habitats

Customer:

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service;
Australian Government,
Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation

Service Classification/s:

Location:

Bungawalbin National Park,
Northern NSW

Project Requirement & Objectives:

In 2019/20, fire burnt through 98% of the 12,250 ha Bungwalbin group of 7 NSW National Park Reserves in in north-eastern NSW impacting habitat for a range of threatened species and ecological communities. Envite, along with its partners, were tasked with undertaking recovering works to restore native habitats.

Methodology / Overview of works:

  • Systematic weed control to contribute to the recovery of 11 priority threatened species, endangered coastal floodplain forest and lowland rainforest.
  • Mentoring indigenous bush regenerators from Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation
  • Feral pig control
  • Monitoring post fire response of flora and fauna to contribute to improved understanding of future actions required for recovery

Results:

  • Restoration of cultural and natural values through upskilling of indigenous bush regenerators
  • Natural regeneration of native species as a result of weed control throughout the park