National Parks are not your hobby farm Steve, they don’t …

Comment on West Macs fire mitigation critically inadequate: Scientist by Dr Ongo.

National Parks are not your hobby farm Steve, they don’t want or need cows.

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West Macs fire mitigation critically inadequate: Scientist
Steve: Anyone who has been here for a while can see the huge change in the landscape.
Areas with little or no buffle are slowly being dominated by this weed at a detriment to the biodiversity an natural beauty of these places.
It crowds out other species and grows much thicker than native grasses and leaves a huge fuel load that burns hotter.
Sure we need to take precautions to stop these wildfires but in national parks and areas that are set aside to protect the natural environment buffle needs to be severely controlled if not eradicated.


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