Recommencing deer and feral animal (pig, goat and fox) control programs for bushfire recovery.
Parks Victoria, and, in joint managed parks, Gunaikurnai Lands and Water Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC), will be continuing its coordinated deer and feral animal control program in fire-affected areas across Eastern Victoria from March to June 2021.
A coordinated approach, using a variety of control methods, is being taken to help fire-affected wildlife and habitats recover and prevent further damage by deer and feral pigs, goats and foxes.
A combination of aerial and ground shooting will be used to target deer, pigs, goats and foxes; and baiting will be used to target pigs in the Snowy River corridor.
Parks Victoria will be implementing this program in the following parks and reserves in Eastern Victoria –
- Alpine National Park*
- Anticline Caves Reserve
- Avon Wilderness Park*
- Buchan Caves Reserve
- Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park*
- Cape Conran Coastal Park
- Coopracambra National Park*
- Croajingolong National Park*
- Errinundra National Park*
- Green Hills Nature Conservation Reserve
- Lake Tyers State Park
- Mountain Creek Education Area
- Mt Buffalo National Park*
- Mt Granya and Mt Lawson State Parks
- Mt Mitta Mitta Regional Park*
- Mt Stewart Nature Conservation Reserve
- Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
- Snowy River National Park*
- The Pyramids Caves Reserve
- Wabba Wilderness Park*
*parts of this park will be closed while aerial shooting is underway
For detail about specific parks and closure dates, please visit our project webpage - www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire.
Remember to check individual park pages on our website for the latest information about closures and conditions in parks - www.parks.vic.gov.au.
These programs are being carried out under strict conditions designed to ensure safe, effective, and humane practices are implemented. Suitably qualified and experienced contractors have been engaged to deliver the work.
This work is funded by the Victorian Government’s Bushfire Biodiversity Response and Recovery program.