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Wild dog baiting control program Nattai National Park and Joadja Nature Reserve

September 2016

This notification relates to the Southern Highland Regional Shooting Complex

Please be advised that for the period Monday 29 August 2016 to 30 September 2016 the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH Parks and Wildlife) will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Nattai National Park and Joadja Nature Reserve. This baiting program is in accordance with the Southern Highland Wild Dog Management Plan and the baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control Order (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) and Pesticide Act and Regulations.

Specifically the program will target the following areas; Mandamar Management trail between High Range and Wangenderry Pass, Russels Needle, Wangenderry Loookout Management trails, Joadja North and Ridge Management trails, W11E and the Point Hill Fire Trail west of Wattle Ridge Road Hill Top.

This program is part of a joint control program being coordinated by NPWS in conjunction with the SE Local Land Services to assist with the ongoing management of wild dog impacts on production properties.

Precautions will be undertaken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. The public are reminded however, that it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 to allow domestic animals into National Parks and Nature Reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.  

Signs advising of the baiting program will be displayed at the entrances to the national park and nature reserve where baits are located.

For more information on this program, please contact the NPWS Nattai Area Office on (02) 4632 4500.