The Camden Head Pilot Station Bushcare Group was formed in 2000 to control the spread of invasive weeds including Bitou Bush and Lantana and to support the natural regeneration of native species on the Pilot Station bushland reserve. The group also undertakes projects which protect and conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the reserve and surrounding areas.
The Camden Head Pilot Station Vegetation Management Plan (Terrence F. Rolls – Forest Regen May 2000) describes six different vegetation communities occurring on the reserve and outlines strategies to manage weeds and increase the site’s biodiversity. The regeneration work includes spraying with Roundup biactive, hand treatment of weeds and selective planting and is undertaken by contract Bush Regenerators and volunteers using Bush Regeneration principles and practices.
The ongoing regeneration program is supported by Hastings Council and has been funded by the Federal government’s Natural Heritage Trust through the Coastcare and Envirofund programs and the Department of Land and Water Conservation.
Since 2000 the Wauchope Campus of the Mid North Coast Institute of TAFE, has used the reserve as a field studies site for students in the Bush Regeneration and Bushland Weed Control Training courses.