Carter, O. and Walsh, N. for Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2006
About the plan
The Limestone Blue Wattle Acacia caerulescens (also known as the Buchan Blue Wattle or simply ‘Buchan Blue’ is listed as Vulnerable under the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Threatened under the Victorian Government Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.
The species is endemic to East Gippsland in Victoria, where there are approximately 1700 plants in 15 wild populations. Major threats to populations include weed invasion, grazing and lack of regeneration, road-widening and altered fire regimes.
This national Recovery Plan for A. caerulescens details the species’ distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.