Parts of the ACT's national park will be closed next week while feral animal control operations are under way.
ACT Parks and Conservation Service will be conducting aerial control of feral deer and pigs in parts of Namadgi National Park and the Molonglo and Murrumbidgee river corridors next week.
Sections of those areas will be closed from Monday until 11.59pm Thursday.
ACT conservator of flora and fauna Ian Walker the program would reduce the impact of invasive species on the native environment.
"Feral deer and pigs can damage our already endangered plant and animal species due to their grazing, antler rubbing, trampling, trail creation and wallowing. They can also affect the areas that are key to the ACT's water supply," he said.
"This will also help with the government's ongoing bushfire recovery program.
"For the past 16 months our teams have been hard at work to make sure Namadgi National Park is in the strongest position for recovery following the Orroral Valley bushfire."
Mr Walker said some areas would be closed for the safety of visitors.
"Our team will also implement extensive safety precautions during the aerial control program, such as buffer zones and clear signage," he said.
"While we understand these closures might affect some plans Canberrans have to visit these areas, this program will help our environment and allow Namadgi to continue to recover.
"There are still many areas of Namadgi, Canberra Nature Park and the river reserves open during this time and I encourage the community to still get out and enjoy those areas."
Areas and tracks that will be closed:
- Shanahans Mt walking track
- Bicentennial National Trail through Naas Valley
- Mt Clear Campground
- Centenary Trail between Kambah Pool and Pine Island
- Tongs Trail
- and access to Brandy Flat and Horse Gully Huts
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