Coonamble/Warrumbungle management actions

Aerial view by Guy Roth
Photo: Guy Roth
Possum in a nest by Phil Spark
Photo: Phil Spark
People planting trees by Milly Hobson
Photo: Milly Hobson

General management action

Routine control of terrestrial and aquatic weeds, including via management agreements with NRM agencies, councils and other organisations.

Routine control of feral animals, including via management agreements with NRM agencies, councils and other organisations.

Targeted revegetation works to increase native vegetation cover over the long term, focussing efforts adjacent to existing remnant vegetation, within threatened ecological communities, within identified regional corridors, and adjacent to rivers, streams and wetlands.

Prevent livestock from having permanent access to rivers, streams and wetlands, and where possible excluding grazing altogether to allow the condition of river banks and wetlands to recover.


Priority management actions for this region

  • Minimise the use of insecticides and pesticides, particularly close to riparian areas, and avoid application on windy days. Chemicals could have a negative effect on native species such as Large-eared Pied Bat, Australian Painted Snipe, Gull-billed Tern and Darling River Snail.
  • Protect and monitor known nesting sites of raptor species such as Southern Boobook and Wedge-tailed Eagle.
  • Do not remove termite mounds as these are important for native animals such as Short-beaked Echidna, Sand Goanna and Lace Monitor.
  • Ensure that rodent, rabbit and wild dog baits are applied in accordance with label specifications and best practice, as secondary poisoning of species such as Barking Owl, Southern Boobook and Wedge-tailed Eagle may occur on ingestion of poisoned animals.
  • Retain large fallen logs as habitat for species such as Short-beaked Echidna, Brown Treecreeper, Grey-crowned Babbler, Sand Goanna and eastern Blue-tongue Lizard.
  • Retain large isolated paddock trees and clumps of trees to assist movement of species such as Koala, Brown Treecreeper, Hooded Robin, Scarlet Robin, Turquoise Parrot and Willie Wagtail, and encourage regeneration around them.
  • Work with the community to control Noisy Miners which out-compete other native bird species such as Regent Honeyeater, Speckled Warbler and Turquoise Parrot.
  • Work with the community to control wild dogs which prey on native species such as Common Brushtail Possum, Koala and Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard, as well as calves and lambs.
  • Be aware of animals on the road (e.g. Koala, Eastern Grey Kangaroo and Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard), particularly at dusk and dawn when animals are most susceptible to vehicle strike – practice defensive driving.


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