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Dungog Common Landcare

Contact: Ros Runciman (send a message)
Phone: 02 4992 1208
Town: Dungog
Dungog Common is a Crown Reserve of 260 ha located on the very edge of the town of Dungog. Cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers, the 'Dungog Commoners', and managed by the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Trust the Common is zoned for passive recreational use and environmental protection. The Common provides habitat for threatened wildlife including koala, spotted-tail quoll, brush-tailed phascogale, grey-headed flying fox, forest owls, and woodland birds. The aim of the group is to protect and preserve this habitat, especially the listed slaty red gum (Eucalyptus glaucina) and the endangered white-flowered wax plant (Cynanchum elegans), through weed removal, erosion control, and revegetation.

Our Projects

Revitalising the area along Ruins Creek

The LLS Lower Hunter Biodiversity Program 2016 - Dungog Common will commence early in March 2016 and be a great boost to actions already being undertaken at the common to increase biodiversity, to make the common more attractive for locals and visitors alike and to see the use of the common enhanced for casual walking , mountain biking and horse riding.
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Rejuvinating Norm's Corner at the Dungog Common

This is a small and separate area which was included in the Dungog common when Crown Lands handed the 600+ acres over to the management of a trust in late 2014. Heavily infested with many species of introduced weeds but also hosting lots of nice native species as well. The newly formed Dungog Common Land Care group decided to make this small area it's target and work will begin as soon as Hunter Water rectifies a near by leaking water pipe. There is so much promise to improve a degraded area without being totally over whelmed by many acres.
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Managing Sediment Export and Grazing on the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve

Managing Sediment Export and Grazing on the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve

Project on the Dungog Common to manage erosion and reduce sediment loss, improve grazing management, and manage and enhance vegetation communities.
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