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

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

10 Reservation/conservation of known populations

10.1 Objective

  • To ensure that all known P. gibbosa populations occurring on public and private lands are protected and managed for conservation.

In order to give effect to this objective, the NPWS recognises that there are several legislative mechanisms including joint management agreements, property management plans, critical habitat declaration and NPWS acquisition among others that can be used. In relation to private land, the NPWS recognises that there are a variety of measures which may be implemented (e.g. property management plans, VCAs), and that the precise nature of management arrangements will depend largely on the circumstances and co-operation of private land holders.

10.2 Performance criteria

The criterion for the successful implementation of this conservation status objective is that:

  • public and freehold lands which support P. gibbosa populations are afforded an increased level of legislative protection.

10.3 Recovery Actions

  1. The NPWS will continue to liaise with Shellharbour Council to complete a VCA under the NPW Act at Croom Road, Albion Park.
  2. The NPWS will continue to liaise with TransGrid over management of P. gibbosa populations at Yallah and discuss options for increasing the level of protection of the site. Options may include a joint management agreement, a property management plan, or voluntary conservation agreement.
  3. The NPWS will seek to secure sympathetic management of P. gibbosa habitat on private land at Yallah and Milbrodale and will provide assistance and information on how best to manage the populations.
  4. Following the completion of additional survey and research actions identified in this recovery plan, the NPWS will consult with the P. gibbosa Recovery Team to discuss the need for, and feasibility of, declaring critical habitat for the species.