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

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

11 Threat and habitat management

11.1 Objective

  • To minimise the risk of P. gibbosa populations declining in the long term through the development and implementation of appropriate threat and habitat management practices.

Threatened species are best managed in perpetuity when conserved in their natural habitat, that is, in-situ. This involves the combination of both long-term strategic planning initiatives and short-term direct on-ground activities to mitigate or ameliorate actual and potential threatening processes. (The habitat management issues affecting P. gibbosa are discussed in section 8.)

11.2 Performance criteria

The criteria for the successful implementation of the threat and habitat management objective are that:

  • management plans for each site are prepared and implemented;
  • threats are managed and monitored in co-operation with the NPWS, public authorities and private landholders; and
  • activities and decisions are undertaken based on an understanding of the ecology of the species.

11.3 Recovery Actions

  1. TransGrid will revise and implement the PoM for the site at Yallah on TransGrid property by June 2001 in accordance with any joint management plan, property management plan or VCA entered into in accordance with section 10.3.
  2. NPWS will prepare and implement a management plan for the protection of P. gibbosa within Worrigee Nature Reserve.
  3. The NPWS will provide advice to private land owners in regards to appropriate management for the protection of populations of P. gibbosa on their properties.
  4. Shellharbour Council will implement the PoM for the Croom Road site.
  5. The NPWS will prepare Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for P. gibbosa in order to assist consent and determining authorities in their statutory assessment of development applications.
  6. Consent and determining authorities will ensure that developments and activities are assessed with reference to this recovery plan, Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for P. gibbosa (see point 5 above) and any future advice from the NPWS regarding the distribution, threats, biology and ecology of P. gibbosa.
  7. Consent and determining authorities will ensure that any relevant environmental policies, management plans and Environmental Planning Instruments are prepared or reviewed with reference to the recovery plan and any future advice from the NPWS regarding the distribution, threats, biology and ecology of P. gibbosa.