What should the goal of the new management plan for wild horses be and why?
The current Wild Horse Management Plan for Kosciuszko National Park has been in place since 2008.
Should the existing objectives stay in place? Should there be new ones? Tom Bagnat from NPWS outlines the purposes of the plan and activities currently in place.
THIS DISCUSSION WAS OPEN FOR 14 DAYS AND CLOSED ON 28 SEPTEMBER.
The objectives of the existing plan are detailed on page 3 and page 30 of the plan and are detailed as follows:
- the Main Range Management Unit;
- the Yarrangobilly Management Unit;
- the Cooleman Plain Management Unit;
- safety risk areas such as highways;
- areas of the park where horses have not been or have only recently been
- recorded (e.g. Jagungal);
- areas of the park adjoining other Australian Alps national parks and
- reserves; and
- feeder areas for all of these parts of the park.