Hunter Region Pest Management Strategy 2008-2011

The development of Regional Pest Management Strategies (RPMS) provides NPWS
with a strategic approach to pest management across NSW. The Strategy
developed for each region provides a tool to broadly identify pest distribution and
their associated impacts across the park system. It details priorities for each Region,
including actions listed in the PAS and TAPs as well as other actions such as wild
dog and feral pig control to protect neighbouring properties and site-based weed
control and allows resources to be allocated to high priority programs. The RPMS also identifies the requirement for other plans or strategies, such as Wild Dog Plans
or Bush Regeneration Plans that provide a more detailed approach.

New pest species continue to establish in the environment either through the
importation of new species into Australia or the escape of domestic plants and
animals. Prevention and early detection followed by eradication is the most costeffective
way to minimise the impacts of new pests. The NPWS works with other
agencies to prevent the introduction of new pests into the wild and to respond rapidly
when new incursions occur. The response of NSW government agencies to new
pests will be coordinated through the NSW Invasive Species Plan.

In this strategy, the generic term ?parks? is used to refer to any lands managed by
NPWS including national park, nature reserve, Aboriginal area, historic site, state
conservation area and regional park amongst others. This strategy has a four year
life span. In the final year of the strategy, it is intended that the strategy will be
reviewed and updated.

Author NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Date null
Year 2008
Publisher NSW Government
Institution NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department Department of Environment and Climate Change
Pages 57
Notes Notes
Control method Integrated Pest Management
Region NSW