The development of Regional Pest Management Strategies (RPMS) provide 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 priority actions for each Region, including actions listed in the PAS and TAPs, wild dog and feral pig control to protect neighbouring properties, and site-based weed control. It also allows resources to be allocated to high priority programs. The RPMS also recognises the
requirements of other related plans or strategies, such as Wild Dog Plans or Bush Regeneration Plans, that provide a more detailed approach to pest management.
New pest species continue to establish in the environment, either through the importation of new species into Australia, the spread of existing pests into new areas, or through the escape of domestic plants and animals. Prevention and early detection followed by eradication is the most cost-effective 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.
|Author||NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Institution||NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Department||Department of Environment and Climate Change|
|Control method||Integrated Pest Management|