Pterostylis gibbosa (R.Br.) Illawarra Greenhood Orchid Recovery Plan

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, September 2002
ISBN 0 731 36905 X

14 Community education, awareness and involvement

14.1 Objective

  • To raise awareness among the broader community about the conservation status of P. gibbosa and involve the community in the recovery program.

14.2 Performance criteria

The criteria for the successful implementation of the education objective are that:

  • information is disseminated to the community regarding the conservation status and management issues affecting P. gibbosa and its habitat, in particular those private landholders on whose properties P. gibbosa occurs; and
  • the broader community (including ANOS) is actively involved in aspects of the recovery program.

14.3 Recovery Actions

  1. The NPWS will produce a brochure providing information about the conservation status and management issues affecting P. gibbosa. The brochure will be distributed to private landholders with P. gibbosa on their properties and relevant Councils.
  2. Shellharbour Council in conjunction with NPWS and ANOS will prepare an information brochure regarding the remnant bushland at Croom Rd to raise awareness of the importance of the site and of the VCA.
  3. The NPWS will continue to liaise with private land holders in the Illawarra and Hunter regions to emphasise the conservation significance of populations of P. gibbosa occurring on or adjacent to their properties with a view to secure sympathetic management (refer to section 10.3.4).
  4. In undertaking surveys for new P. gibbosa populations and site management, the NPWS will seek to involve NPWS volunteers and community groups in the survey effort (12.3.2 and 12.3.3).
  5. The NPWS will seek media coverage to raise awareness of the co-operative work between industry and conservation groups to protect P. gibbosa including TransGrid at the Yallah substation site.