National recovery plan for the Elaeocarpus sp. Rocky Creek (syn E. sp. 2 'Minyon')

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, January 2003
ISBN 0 731 36909 2

  1. Implementation
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Review Date
  4. List of acronyms used in this document
  5. References

15. Implementation

Table 2 outlines the implementation of recovery actions specified in the Recovery Plan for the period of five years from publication.

Table 2. Estimated costs of implementing the actions identified in the Elaeocarpus sp. Rocky Creek Recovery Plan.
Action No: Action Title Priority Estimated Cost/yr Total Cost Responsible party/ funding source In-Kind Cash
      Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5        
1 Precautionary action against spread of fungal pathogens 1           *costs included in other actions NPWS    
2 Survey 2   $10,000   $10,000 - $20,000 NPWS   $20,000
3.1 Pathogen working group 1 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $25,000 NPWS $10,000 $15,000
3.2-3.3 Demographic & recruitment research 1 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $50,000 NPWS $10,000 $40,000
4.1-4.4 Monitoring 2 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $25,000 NPWS $5,000 $20,000
5.1 Ensure populations are protected, assess Critical Habitat 2     $5,000     $5,000 NPWS $5,000  
5.6 Vine removal 3 $1,200 $400       $1,600 NPWS $1,600  
5.7-5.8 Translocation assessment 3       $700   $700 NPWS $700  
6 Education 1 $1,500         $1,500 NPWS $1,500  
7 Recovery Plan Coordination 1 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $10,000 NPWS $10,000  
Total     $24,700 $32,400 $27,000 $32,700 $22,000 $138,800   $43,800 $95,000

Priority ratings are: 1 - action critical to meeting plan objectives; 2 - action contributing to meeting plan objectives; 3 - desirable but not essential action.
'In-Kind' Funds represent salary component of permanent staff and current resources
'Cash' Funds represent the salary component for temporary staff and other costs such as the purchasing of survey and laboratory equipment

16. Acknowledgments

This Recovery Plan was prepared by Alan Rich in consultation with Andrew Steed NPWS, and finalised by NPWS staff Lynn Baker, Pamela Gray and Katrina McKay.

The Recovery Plan has been substantially based on the Draft Recovery Plan for Elaeocarpus sp. 2 'Minyon' prepared in 1996 by Annette McKinley, David Milledge, Hugh Nicholson and Nan Nicholson.

Results from research on E. sp. Rocky Creek undertaken by Alan Rich in 1995 have also been incorporated into this work.

The authors would like to express their appreciation to the following people for their assistance with the preparation of this plan:

  • Rob Kooyman has been an invaluable source of information, unpublished data and editorial assistance.
  • Dr Barbara Stewart, Annette McKinley and Nan Nicholson for provision of unpublished data and valuable discussion with regard to both their field survey experiences, the 1996 draft Recovery Plan and the current draft.
  • Andrew Benwell for unpublished field survey data and discussion.
  • Ralph Woodford of Rous Water who re-discovered the species and provided assistance.

Thanks also to J. G. Tracey for access to unpublished data, Paul O'Sullivan and Anthony Acret of Rous Water, Dr. Caroline Gross of the University of New England, Mark Dunphy of the Firewheel Rainforest Nursery, Kay Bryant of Bryants Native Plant Nursery, Brett O'Donovan of Terania Rainforest Nursery, and the Northern Rivers Rainforest Nursery. Thanks to Alex Floyd for helpful discussions.

Funding has been provided by Environment Australia, and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

17. Review Date

This Recovery Plan will be reviewed five years from the date of publication.

18. List of acronyms used in this document

ANZECC Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council
EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
dbh Diameter at breast height
EP&A Act Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
FNPE Act Forestry and National Park Estate Act 1998
IFOA Integrated Forestry Operation Approval
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
NP National Park
NPWS NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
NR Nature Reserve
NVC Act Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997
RFA Regional Forest Agreement
ROTAP Rare Or Threatened Australian Plants (Briggs & Leigh 1996)
SFNSW State Forests of New South Wales
SF State Forest
TSC Act Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
TSL Threatened Species Licence

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