Warren 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

  • Design fences that facilitate passage of large native animals (e.g. kangaroos, emus) across the landscape.
  • Consider any new water efficiency measure that could leave more water in the river for aquatic species.
  • 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 Little Pied Bat, Tawny Frogmouth, Willie Wagtail and Darling River Snail.
  • Protect and monitor known nesting sites of raptor species such as Barking Owl, Grey Falcon, Peregrine Falcon and White-bellied Sea Eagle.
  • 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, Australian Bustard, Spotted Harrier and Peregrine Falcon may occur on ingestion of poisoned animals.
  • Retain large isolated paddock trees and clumps of trees to assist movement of species such as Common Brushtail Possum, Brown Treecreeper, Diamond Firetail, Superb Parrot, Tawny Frogmouth, Varied Sittella and Zebra Finch, and encourage regeneration around them.
  • Protect and restore wetlands to provide secure habitat for aquatic species such as Australasian Bittern, Black Swan, Brolga and Magpie Goose.
  • Work with the community to control aquatic weeds as these will impact native species such as Red-necked Stint, Black-fronted Dotterel and Black Swan.
  • Work with the community to control Noisy Miners which out-compete other native bird species such as Brown Treecreeper, Diamond Firetail, Grey-crowned Babbler and Black-chinned Honeyeater.
  • Be aware of animals on the road (e.g. Red Kangaroo, Emu, Carpet Python and Shingleback), particularly at dusk and dawn when animals are most susceptible to vehicle strike – practice defensive driving.


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