WA releases new protection plan for parks
The Western Australian Government has released a reformed management plan for the Shannon and D’Entrecasteaux national parks.
The national parks are a network of karri forests, grasslands, coastal woodlands, granite outcrops, wetlands and sensitive flora and fauna habitat.
Environment Minister Bill Marmion said Shannon and D’Entrecasteaux national parks contained a diverse array of nature-based recreation and tourism opportunities, including picnicking, camping, recreational driving, cycling, bushwalking, canoeing, abseiling and fishing.
“The plan will set the direction for management of the parks, including protecting conservation values,” Mr Marmion said.
“Shannon National Park features the Shannon River water catchment and extensive old-growth and regrowth karri forest, while D’Entrecasteaux National Park is known for its rugged coastlines, beaches and dune systems as well as nationally significant wetlands.”
The Minister said the passage of the world famous Bibbulmun Track through the parks provided a unique opportunity for the community to explore the area and become involved with the volunteer group, Friends of the Bibbulmun Track.