Controlling broom (Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link) in natural ecosystems in Barrington Tops National Park

Mellesa SchroderA and Chris HowardB

A National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hunter Region, Locked Bag 99, Nelson Bay, New South Wales 2315, Australia.

B Barrington Tops National Park, National Parks and Wildlife Service, PO Box 236, Gloucester, New South Wales 2422, Australia.


In 1996 the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) developed a formal management strategy for broom containment in Barrington Tops National Park. This strategy was based on a review of the 1987 containment strategy developed by the NPWS in association with the Broom Council. The strategy recognizes the impact of broom on the natural ecosystem and aims to ensure annual implementation of an effective containment program without compromising natural values of the area by causing further impacts on this sensitive subalpine environment.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2000) 15 (4) 169-172.