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Abercrombie spring pest program

SPRING PEST PROGRAM TO DEFEND PRECIOUS NATIVE SPECIES AND LIVESTOCK FROM FERAL PREDATOR ATTACK

Central Tablelands Local Land Services and the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service will launch a renewed pest management program in the Abercrombie region this spring to defend valuable native species and livestock from feral predator attack and habitat destruction.

“Our aim is to assist the ongoing pest control efforts of landholders working to protect spring lambing,” said Casey Proctor, Senior Lands Services Officer with Central Tablelands Local Land Services.

“Working with landholders to maintain the fight against feral pests is a core part of the work we do, because pest management is so important to agriculture and rural communities.”

Threatened species such as the Booroolong frog, Macquarie perch, Spotted-tail quoll and Rosenberg’s goanna will also benefit from a reduction in predator numbers, and the lessening of habitat disturbance by feral pests, according to NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Ranger, Jules Bros.

“Our collaborative and cooperative pest program has grown over the years and is continuing to expand,” said Ms Bros.

“This partnership shows how agencies and landholders can work together to achieve great benefits for both the environment and farming communities.”

The Local Land Services - NPWS cross tenure partnership targets over 25,000 hectares of the upper Abercrombie Catchment, which includes a large area of privately owned land.

Local Land Services has coordinated the cross tenure integrated pest animal partnership with NPWS in the Abercrombie since 2014.

“Our partnership with NPWS also builds on the ongoing hard work being done in this area by local landholders and pest animal groups,” said Mr Proctor.

For more information about feral pest management contact your Central Tablelands Local Land Services office in Bathurst, Cowra, Lithgow, Molong, Mudgee or Orange.

Media contact:  Cassie Jones, Central Tablelands Local Land Services – 0408 504 825