National recovery plan for the East Lynne Midge Orchid (Genoplesium vernale)

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, May 2002
ISBN 0 731 36253 5

References

Briggs, J.D. & Leigh J.H. (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants. (CSIRO: Melbourne).

Jones, D.L. (1988). Native Orchids of Australia. Reed Books Pty. Ltd., Frenchs Forest NSW.

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Table 2: Estimated costs, funding source and responsible parties for implementing the actions identified in the East Lynne Orchid Recovery Plan.
Action No. Action Description 2Priority 3Feasibility Responsible Party Fund Source Cost Estimate ($/year) Total Cost ($'s)
01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06
1.1 Determine the geographic range of the East Lynne Midge Orchid 1 100% SFNSW 'in kind' 700 700 0 0 0 1,400
NPWS 'cash' 0 700 0 0 0 700
'NHT'1 700 0 0 0 0 700
1.2 Undertake accurate counts of the numbers of flowering individuals, and determine the extent of local populations at each of the known sites 1 100% SFNSW 'in kind' 1,400 1,400 1,4004 0 0 1,400
NPWS 'cash' 0 3,500 3,5004 0 4,200 7,700
'NHT'1 1,400 0 0 0 0 1,400
2.1 Develop appropriate management strategies for the various populations on State Forests through a Species Specific Management Plan. 1 100% SFNSW 'in kind' 0 1,400 1,050 0 0 2,450
NPWS 'in kind' 0 1,750 1,750 0 0 3,500
Recovery Team 'in kind' 0 1,050 1,050 0 0 2,100
2.2 Advise Shire Councils and the RTA of sites that occur on roadsides and provide information on appropriate management of those sites 2 100% NPWS 'in kind' 700 0 0 0 0 700
3.0 Monitoring   100% SFNSW 'in kind' 700 700 700 700 700 3,500
NPWS/ Recovery Team 'cash' 0 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 7,200
'NHT'1 1,800 0 0 0 0 1,800
4.1 Investigate the response of the East Lynne Midge Orchid to fire 1 100% NPWS 'cash' 0 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 5,600
'NHT'1 1,400 0 0 0 0 1,400
SFNSW 'in kind' 700 700 700 700 500 3,300
4.2 Consider the need for external research 2 100% NPWS/Recovery Team 'in kind' 0 350 350 350 0 1,050
5.0 Community participation / education 1 100% NPWS/Recovery Team 'in kind' 0 700 700 700 700 2,800
6.0 Maintenance of Recovery Team 1 100% NPWS 'in kind' 0 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 5,600
'NHT'1 1,400 0 0 0 0 1,400
Recovery Team 'in kind' 1,750 1,750 1,750 1,750 1,750 8,750
Total         'cash' 0 7,400 3,200 3,200 7,400 21,200
Total         'in kind' 5,950 11,900 10,850 5,600 5,050 39,350
Total         'NHT'1 6,700 0 0 0 0 6,700
Total Annual cost of East Lynne Midge Orchid Recovery Program       All sources 12,650 17,200 14,050 8,800 8,250 67,250

Table 2 Costing Explanations:

Where fund source is listed as Cash, funding will be sought from sources such as Natural Heritage Trust, industry sponsors, the NSW State Biodiversity Program and NPWS annual provisions for implementation of threatened species programs.

Salary for 'in-kind' contributions is calculated at $350 per day, which includes salary and on-costs, provision of office space, vehicles, administration and staff management.

1 Actions already approved for funding from the Commonwealth Natural Heritage Trust Endangered Species Program.
2 Priority ratings as defined by Commonwealth Recovery Plan guidelines: 1 - action critical to prevent extinction, 2 - action prevents negative impact short of extinction.
3 Feasibility assessment reflects estimated chance of success of the action on a scale of 0-100%.
4 The expenditure of funding in 02/03 may be delayed if it is not possible to survey in this year due to unfavourable seasonal conditions.