Bungwalbin Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat
Recovering works to restore native habitats
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service;
Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation
Bungawalbin National Park,
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
- 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
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