NSW & Queensland, March 2010
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW
ISBN: 978 1 74232 447 0
- Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan (PDF - 3295KB) | (Word - 3966KB)
- Appendices and figures
The Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan is a regional recovery plan for threatened species and communities of the Border Ranges North and South (Queensland and New South Wales) Biodiversity Hotspot. The Plan considers the conservation requirements of rainforest and closely related species and communities in the Border Ranges region of New South Wales and Queensland, which is centred on the McPherson Ranges. It also addresses other species of conservation significance so as to manage the area's biodiversity in a holistic and cost-effective manner. It constitutes the formal national recovery plan for those rainforest species which are endemic to the Hotspot region.
Although it was primarily developed by the New South Wales Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, with Australian Government funding assistance, the Plan represents a milestone in the cooperative management of our biodiversity assets. Because of the cross-border nature of the region, its successful development has also relied on input and endorsement by the Queensland Government and the relevant regional natural resource management body in each state. Local and Indigenous communities were also extensively consulted.
The Plan identifies the actions to be taken to ensure the long-term viability of the threatened species and other bodiversity assets of the rainforest and related vegetation of the Border Ranges region. Actions include working with landowners to restore and protect identified priority areas, including vegetation corridors for the movement and dispersal of species. There is also an emphasis on landowners and agencies working together to help manage the impacts of weeds and feral pests, as well as fire management. The involvement of the local community, including the Indigenous community, is seen as integral to the successful implementation of the Plan.
It is intended that this Plan be implemented over a ten-year period.
The Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan is presented in two parts. The first consists of this document containing the background information relevant to the recovery of the priority species and ecological communities, and the outcomes and actions required to achieve their long-term recovery. The second part is presented electronically on a compact disk (CD) which can be found on the inside back cover of this document. This second part provides background information, including a number of appendices and figures that accompany the main Plan.
This information is also available as a CD.
- Appendix 1: Existing strategies, plans and programs (PDF - 172KB)
- Appendix 3: Example of Queensland essential habitat map (PDF - 976KB)
- Appendix 4: Public land properties (PDF - 62KB)
- Appendix 5: Rainforest and related vegetation classification and mapping (PDF - 106KB)
- Appendix 6: Kooyman and Rosetto (2007) (PDF - 1094KB)
- Appendix 8: Priorities for integrative flora research (PDF - 63KB)
- Appendix 9: Threat activities assigned to each threat group (PDF - 55KB)
- Appendix 12: Potential climate change assessment for the Planning Area (PDF - 59KB)
- Appendix 13: Mechanisms and incentives to implement the Plan (PDF - 103KB)
- Appendix 14: Kooyman, Rosetto and Jamieson (2007) (PDF - 124KB)
- Appendix 16: Comparison of fire interval guidelines for rainforest and related vegetation (PDF - 942KB)
- Appendix 17: Known chytrid status of amphibian species (PDF - 47KB)
- Figure 10a - Conserve Priority Areas in Tamborine
- Figure 10b - Conserve Priority Areas in Tweed Caldera
- Figure 10c - Conserve Priority Areas in the Nightcap Range
- Figure 10d - Conserve Priority Areas in Lower Richmond
- Figure 10e - Conserve Priority Areas in Border Ranges
- Figure 10f - Conserve Priority Areas in Mid Richmond
- Figure 10g - Conserve Priority Areas in Main Range North
- Figure 10h - Conserve Priority Areas in Main Range South
- Figure 10i - Conserve Priority Areas in Tooloom - Yabbra
- Figure 10j - Conserve Priority Areas in Mallanganee
- Figure 11a - Repair Priority Areas in Tamborine
- Figure 11b - Repair Priority Areas in Tweed Caldera
- Figure 11c - Repair Priority Areas in Nightcap Range
- Figure 11d - Repair Priority Areas in Lower Richmond
- Figure 11e - Repair Priority Areas in Border Ranges
- Figure 11f - Repair Priority Areas in Mid Richmond
- Figure 11g - Repair Priority Areas in Main Range North
- Figure 11h - Repair Priority Areas in Main Range
- Figure 11i - Repair Priority Areas in Tooloom - Yabbra
- Figure 11j - Repair Priority Areas in Mallanganee
- Figure 12 - Key to priorities map
- Figure 13 - Big Scrub remnants
- Figure 14 - Tumbunan fauna refugia
- Figure 15a - Fire risk areas
- Figure 15b - Pilot fire areas
- Figure 17 - Community-identified areas