Tamworth/Upper Hunter 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

  • Avoid the use of large fishing nets in rivers and creeks, and remove any dis-used nets that may ensnare or obstruct fish and other species such as Duck-billed Platypus and freshwater turtles and lizards.
  • Retain any hollow-bearing trees (including dead standing trees) such as River Red Gum, White Box and Yellow Box as ongoing habitat and refuge for species such as Squirrel Glider, Corben’s Long-eared Bat, Eastern False Pipistrelle, Masked Owl, Powerful Owl, Southern Boobook, Lace Monitor and Pale-headed Snake.
  • Protect and monitor known nesting sites of raptor species such as Peregrine Falcon, Square-tailed Kite, Wedge-tailed Eagle and Southern Boobook.
  • Protect known roost sites for species including Grey-headed Flying Fox, Corben’s Long-eared Bat, Eastern False Pipistrelle and Large-eared Pied Bat.
  • 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 Spotted-tailed Quoll, Masked Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Southern Boobook, and Wedge-tailed Eagle may occur on ingestion of poisoned animals.
  • Work with the community to control carp as this exotic fish will impact native species such as Booroolong Frog, Eel- tailed Catfish, Silver Perch and Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon.
  • Work with the community to control wild dogs which prey on native species such as Common Brushtail Possum, Australian Brush-turkey, and Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard, as well as calves and lambs.
  • Be aware of animals on the road (e.g. Tawny Frogmouth, Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard, Common Brushtail Possum, Eastern Grey Kangaroo and various wallaby species), particularly at dusk and dawn when animals are most susceptible to vehicle strike – practice defensive driving.


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