National Recovery Plan for Eucalyptus recurva
Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW), Hurstville
This document constitutes the formal National Recovery Plan for the Mongarlowe Mallee. The plan considers the conservation requirements of the species across its known range, identifies the actions to be taken to ensure its long-term viability in nature and the parties who will undertake these actions.
The Mongarlowe Mallee is listed as Critically Endangered under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act), and Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The Mongarlowe Mallee is a mallee which grows to 4.2 m tall and which has distinctive small, opposite, outwardly curved leaves. The species is only known from four sites on the Southern Tablelands of NSW, three near Mongarlowe and one near Windellama. Three of these sites each support only single plants and the other site has three individuals. The sites are all privately owned.
The overall objective of this Recovery Plan is to ensure that the current natural population of the Mongarlowe Mallee is maintained. The future Recovery Actions detailed in this Recovery Plan include:
- Monitor individuals
- Sites are protected in the long–term
- Complete genetic studies
- Undertake additional combinations of hand pollination
- Trial new vegetative propagation techniques
- Establish ex–situ populations
- Erect fencing at Windellama
- Lower the maximum water level of the dam at Windellama
- Revegetate the berm adjacent to the Windellama plants