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Conondale National Park Management Statement 2013

The forests of the Conondale National Park provide a healthy, resilient mountain refuge for flora and fauna, particularly threatened species and those at the extent of their ranges. Ex-forestry areas are regenerating toward their original complexity and condition and park neighbours work with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to reduce the impacts of fire and pests on park values.

Scientific research and monitoring helps improve the management of the important values within and outside of the park. Environmental education inspires appreciation of those values.

The park retains a diversity of recreational experiences from family camping opportunities with well-developed facilities, to remote exploration on foot. The area remains a premier bird watching destination. Visitors appreciate the history surrounding them and the evolution of the human use of this landscape. Traditional Owners contribute to ongoing management.

Conservation purpose

In 2009 over 28,000 hectares of land was added to the Conondale National Park increasing it to more than five times its previous size. The park now conserves 30 regional ecosystems, including two endangered and 13 of concern, and provides critical habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including a large number of threatened species.

Conondale National Park protects the headwaters of three major river systems and whole catchments that have never been logged, maintaining aquatic ecosystems that protect threatened frog and crayfish species.

The Conondale forests sustained Aboriginal people for thousands of years and Aboriginal people maintain connections with the landscape today. Conondale National Park also protects and presents a significant and interesting shared-history of gold mining and forestry. Conondale maintains an extensive, diverse and very natural area for recreation use.

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Last updated
17 December 2013