The National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking community input as it develops a management plan for Susan Island.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking community input as it develops a management plan for Susan Island.

Have a say on Susan Island



THE National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking community input to help with the future management of the Susan Island Nature Reserve.

NPWS south area manager, Andrew Lugg, said discussions with neighbours and other interest and stakeholder groups had been undertaken to collect information and identify issues relevant to the management of the reserve.

"The management plan for the nature reserve will address issues such as pest and weed control, as well as wildlife and cultural heritage conservation and I encourage the community to be involved in the preparation of this plan," Mr Lugg said.

"Susan Island Nature Reserve features lowland subtropical rainforest containing a seasonal maternity camp for grey-headed and little red flying foxes, as well as habitat for sea eagles and osprey, the black-necked stork and a variety of riparian species.

"The island is culturally significant to local Aboriginal people and is an important women's site."

People who would like further information or to register their interest in the management planning process should contact Kelly Roche at the Grafton office of the NPWS. A public meeting is being organised for next month.



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