Trail bikes targeted
ILLEGAL trail bike riders using Northern Rivers parks will be targeted in a joint initiative between National Parks and Wildlife, Forests NSW and police in an attempt to minimise damage to the environment.
The Northern NSW Joint Agency Trail Bike Action Group will target riders in National Parks, nature reserves and State Forests.
“There has been an increase in the unauthorised use of fire trails, walking tracks and other sections of national parks and reserves throughout the region,” Mark Pittavino, NPWS Richmond River area manager, said.
“A very wide network of ad hoc tracks has been created by the bikes. This is expensive to repair and can lead to erosion, weeds and pests spreading as well as causing other people to become lost.”