Recreation in natural environments
Recreational activities like bushwalking, hunting, fishing, trail bike riding, orienteering and dog walking can sometimes increase the biosecurity risks to natural areas.
New South Wales’ Biosecurity Act 2015 introduces the principle of shared responsibility to reduce the impact of invasive species, pests and diseases on the State’s natural areas by using a combination of prevention, eradication or minimisation through containment and protection. This includes the use of guidelines, codes of practice and practical measures to reduce the risks from pests, weeds and diseases.
We have published a discussion paper on the website and want to know your thoughts on how we can all play our part in biosecurity, so our natural areas on both public and private lands and waters will be looked after.
Have your say on the on the Recreation in Natural Environments Discussion Paper by 14 December 2016.