ACT Parks and Conservation will undertake a monitoring program in May and June to help manage harmful wildlife impacts.

The program will be effective from 12:01 a.m. on May 9 until 11:59 p.m. on June 3.

The specific closing dates and locations are:

  • Namadgi South: May 9 – May 20
  • Namadgi North – May 16 – May 25
  • Lower Cotter Basin: May 16 – May 25
  • Murrumbidgee River Corridor: May 23 to May 29
  • Molonglo: May 23 – May 29
  • Googong: May 23 – June (open on weekends)

Planning and Land Management Minister Mick Gentleman said that in Canberra’s parks and reserves, wild pests such as pigs and deer are damaging endangered plant and animal species through grazing, rubbing trampling, trailing, ground disturbance and wallowing.

“This program will help our environment and allow Namadgi to continue to recover. Park and reserve closures are being organised, so there are still many areas of Namadgi, Canberra Nature Park and River Reserves open during this time.

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Ian Meikle, editor