Total Grazing Pressure Management Amendments

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We want your feedback on amendments to 31 park management plans which aim to better manage total grazing pressure in SA parks.

What's being decided?

We want to hear your views on amendments to 31 existing management plans. The changes aim to better manage total grazing pressure impacts on conservation values in parks across South Australia. Your feedback will help to support better conservation outcomes across the South Australian landscape.

Background

Across South Australia’s reserve system, excessive grazing is damaging native vegetation, which affects ecosystem resilience and habitat availability, and puts further pressure on threatened flora and fauna. Total grazing pressure from introduced and native herbivores is impacting habitat restoration and remediation efforts in degraded and bushfire-impacted areas, and reducing conservation outcomes.

Management plans are the main strategic documents that guide how reserves are managed in South Australia.

The amendments to these plans provide a framework for the management of kangaroos in reserves where impacts of total grazing pressure on conservation values have been identified.

Get involved

We want to hear your views on the planned changes to the nominated management plans.

Find out more:

Have your say by:

  • taking our survey
  • emailing a submission to: DEWProtectedAreaManagement@sa.gov.au with “Total grazing pressure amendments” in the subject line.
  • posting your written submission to:
    Department for Environment and Water
    National Parks and Protected Area Program
    Re: Total grazing pressure amendments
    GPO BOX 1047, ADELAIDE SA 5001

You can obtain hard copies of the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments from the offices of the Department for Environment and Water at:

  • Adelaide - Natural Resources Centre, Ground floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Black Hill National Parks and Wildlife Service Office, 115 Maryvale Road, Athelstone SA 5076
  • Port Lincoln National Parks and Wildlife Service Office. 86 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia Riverland and Murraylands Regional Office, 28 Vaughan Tce, Berri SA 5343
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, Yorke and Mid North Office, 115 Main North Road, Clare SA 5453
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, Limestone Coast Office, 152 Jubilee Highway East, Mt Gambier SA 5290

Please note: We may make your submission publicly available on the Department for Environment and Water’s website unless you indicate on the submission that you wish it to remain confidential. Any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.

What are the next steps?

We will collate your feedback and consider it in the development of the final amendments. We will prepare a report detailing the findings of the consultation and will make it available on this website.

We will submit the final amendments to the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water for adoption. Once approved, the final amendments will be available at the National Parks and Wildlife Service website, and on this website.

We want your feedback on amendments to 31 park management plans which aim to better manage total grazing pressure in SA parks.

What's being decided?

We want to hear your views on amendments to 31 existing management plans. The changes aim to better manage total grazing pressure impacts on conservation values in parks across South Australia. Your feedback will help to support better conservation outcomes across the South Australian landscape.

Background

Across South Australia’s reserve system, excessive grazing is damaging native vegetation, which affects ecosystem resilience and habitat availability, and puts further pressure on threatened flora and fauna. Total grazing pressure from introduced and native herbivores is impacting habitat restoration and remediation efforts in degraded and bushfire-impacted areas, and reducing conservation outcomes.

Management plans are the main strategic documents that guide how reserves are managed in South Australia.

The amendments to these plans provide a framework for the management of kangaroos in reserves where impacts of total grazing pressure on conservation values have been identified.

Get involved

We want to hear your views on the planned changes to the nominated management plans.

Find out more:

Have your say by:

  • taking our survey
  • emailing a submission to: DEWProtectedAreaManagement@sa.gov.au with “Total grazing pressure amendments” in the subject line.
  • posting your written submission to:
    Department for Environment and Water
    National Parks and Protected Area Program
    Re: Total grazing pressure amendments
    GPO BOX 1047, ADELAIDE SA 5001

You can obtain hard copies of the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments from the offices of the Department for Environment and Water at:

  • Adelaide - Natural Resources Centre, Ground floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Black Hill National Parks and Wildlife Service Office, 115 Maryvale Road, Athelstone SA 5076
  • Port Lincoln National Parks and Wildlife Service Office. 86 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia Riverland and Murraylands Regional Office, 28 Vaughan Tce, Berri SA 5343
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, Yorke and Mid North Office, 115 Main North Road, Clare SA 5453
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service, Limestone Coast Office, 152 Jubilee Highway East, Mt Gambier SA 5290

Please note: We may make your submission publicly available on the Department for Environment and Water’s website unless you indicate on the submission that you wish it to remain confidential. Any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.

What are the next steps?

We will collate your feedback and consider it in the development of the final amendments. We will prepare a report detailing the findings of the consultation and will make it available on this website.

We will submit the final amendments to the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water for adoption. Once approved, the final amendments will be available at the National Parks and Wildlife Service website, and on this website.

Page last updated: 23 Feb 2024, 03:51 PM