GLENROCK is a State Conservation Area, not a "bike park" (Shann Lister "This isn't bush bashing" Letters 31/07).
As a member of the community consultative group that worked with National Parks and Wildlife Service to ensure the park could be shared by all, and still meet its primary conservation objectives, I am surprised that the bush-restoration work to close some southern tracks seems to have come as a shock.
The agreement by NPWS to include mountain-bike trails in the revised Plan of Management was a NSW first, and they have made a big investment to upgrade and manage the northern trails.
The flip side was always to restore the southern area to protect its high conservation values. This means closing duplicate tracks, of which there are many, and restricting the tracks to walkers only.
As more people hear of the wonders and beauty of Glenrock, it is in increasing danger of being loved to death. Tracks have proliferated at the expense of the environment.
The program to return some tracks to the bush, while continuing to allow bike riders, walkers, surfers, and horse riders to use other trails in the park seems sensible to me and all the other members of the community consultative group who helped develop the plan.
Greg Giles, Hamilton