NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, September 2001
ISBN 0 731 36281 0
10 Habitat Management
Threatened species are best managed in their natural habitat where the complex interactions required for their survival are continued. To achieve this aim it is essential to implement in situ management to reduce the impact of threatening processes on the plants and their habitats.
The objectives of the habitat management program are;
- to encourage management of sites in a manner that maintains populations,
- to prevent the continuation of factors that are detrimentally affecting the taxa or their habitat, and
- to prevent the occurrence of activities that may affect the taxa or their habitat.
- The NPWS will liase with private landholders, State Forests of NSW and Rylstone Shire Council in relation to fire, road management, access restrictions on the management of G. obtusiflora habitat.
- State Forests of NSW will establish a "Special Emphasis - Flora and Fauna" area under the Forestry Act 1916 for Site O1 in Clandulla State Forest, and indicate this area on maps to inform potential users of the uses permitted in the area. State Forests of NSW will manage this area in accordance with its conservation value.
- The NPWS will encourage and provide advice to landholders, on whose land the taxon occurs, to manage habitat in a manner sympathetic to the recovery of the taxon, and advise of the benefits of Voluntary Conservation Agreements.
- Rylstone Shire Council will install "Significant Roadside Environmental Area" signs adjacent to roadside sites of G. obtusiflora in Home Hills Rd (Site F1), Port Macquarie Rd (Site F2) and the Clandulla-Kandos Rd (Site O2).
- The Rylstone Shire Council (in consultation with the NPWS) will assess the potential impact of any proposed roadside management activities in accordance with the environmental impact assessment guideline included as Appendix 4. If any new sites are identified during the course of Council roadside activities, works must not commence until the site is investigated and management actions agreed upon.
- The NPWS, State Forests of NSW, and Rylstone Shire Council will ensure that measures to protect G. obtusiflora are incorporated in fire planning instruments (ie. FMP's) and in the planning of actions associated with a fire event. The NPWS will advise the Bush Fire Management Committee of the need to address the conservation of Grevillea obtusiflora and its habitat in Bush Fire Risk Management Plans relevant to the locality.
- Management practices for Grevillea obtusiflora sites that are performed in a manner that does not detrimentally affect sub-populations of this taxon are commenced within five years.
- Factors detrimentally affecting the Grevillea obtusiflora or its habitats are reduced to a level where their effect is not significant within five years.