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Category Archives: State Forests

Worth Protecting? Field Surveys Can Help

NPAQ, in conjunction with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, awarded Protect the Bush Alliance (PTBA) the inaugural 2018/2019 Jim Cuthbertson grant to help fund surveys of selected high conservation value state forests to consider if better protection is warranted. The survey work was undertaken in Yabba State Forest, Presho State Forest, and Belington Hut […]

Ranger Profile – Ben Hall

Ben Hall is Ranger in Charge of Eungella National Park in the Mackay Management Unit. He has always enjoyed exploring the outdoors, in particular new remote places. He could think of no better profession to do this, and help protect the environment, than becoming a Ranger! How long have you worked in national parks? I […]

Queensland’s new Protected Area Strategy

After much lobbying by the National Parks Association of Queensland and others, the Queensland Protected Area Strategy was finally released by the Government a few days before caretaker mode came into effect prior to the recent State election. The release of the Strategy has been one of the major requests of NPAQ as it will […]

Ranger Profile – Cathy Gatley

Cathy Gatley is Ranger-in-Charge of Mon Repos Conservation Park, just east of Bundaberg. Working with plants and animals is in her DNA… Why did you decide to become a ranger? My dad was a veterinarian who treated lots of native animals, so I was fortunate to grow up with koalas, gliders and birds around the […]

From our Patron

Message from the Governor of Queensland Ninety years ago, Queensland’s fourteenth Governor, Sir John Goodwin, accepted the invitation from the National Parks Association of Queensland to become its inaugural Patron. As the current Governor, I have been very pleased to continue the tradition of vice-regal patronage of this great Queensland organisation. Sir John’s support was […]

Shutdown: A Break for Nature

Queenslanders have long enjoyed exploring our many and varied national parks and state forests. Australians from other states typically migrate to Queensland during the winter months and popularity has surged in the last decade. However, many have had their trips cut short or cancelled from March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of […]

Fire Management a Top Priority for QPWS Rangers

A QPWS ranger applying fire for a planned burn in Crows Nest National Park. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages more than 13 million hectares of parks and forests (around 7.5% of Queensland), making it the largest land manager in the state. Maintaining the diverse natural, cultural, social and economic values of parks […]

Ranger Profile – Don Rowland

Don Rowlands, a Ranger In Charge and descendent of the Watti Watti family and the Wangkangurru Yarluyandi elder in Central West Queensland Region, is based in Munga-Thirri National Park, also known as the Simpson Desert. After some time working in the cattle industry, it was time for a change. Don has a passion for looking […]

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