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Epping Forest National Park

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Nearest town or city  Clermont
Address  Elgin QLD 4721, Australia
Phone  +61 13 74 68
Established  1971
Area  31.6 kmĀ²
Epping Forest National Park
Managing authorities  Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See also  Protected areas of Queensland
Management  Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Similar  Mazeppa National Park, Mount Colosseum National, West Hill National Park, Rundle Range National, Blackwood National Park

Epping Forest is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 855 km northwest of Brisbane. The park is a scientific national park so it is not open to the public. Only scientists, rangers and volunteers may visit the park. The park lies within the Brigalow Belt North bioregion. It is within the Drummond Basin geological basin and the Belyando River water catchment area.

Restricted access is used to ensure Epping Forest remains very much undisturbed as it is the sole remaining natural habitat of the endangered Northern hairy-nosed wombat. The last census of the animal, undertaken in 2007, estimated there was a population of about 138 of the species. In the 1970s the population was estimated to have reached a low of somewhere between 20 and 30 wombats.

Most of the park is eucalypt woodland with patches of sandy soils that are used by the wombats for burrowing.

References

Epping Forest National Park Wikipedia


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