Approved Recovery Plan for the Ripple-leaf Muttonwood (Rapanea species A Richmond River)

Threatened Species Unit, North East Branch
New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004
ISBN: 1741221382

7. Implementation

Table 1 outlines the implementation of recovery actions specified in this Recovery Plan for the period of five years from publication. The DEC is the responsible authority for this Recovery Plan. The DEC is committed to the objectives and actions in this plan however, implementation of this plan is subject to budgetary and other constraints.

Table 1. Estimated costs of implementing the actions identified in the Ripple-leaf Muttonwood Recovery Plan.
Action no Action Title *Priority Cost Estimate ($/year) Total Cost ($) Responsible Party/Funding sources #In-kind ^Cash
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
1.1 Recovery plan co-ordination 1 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 8750 DEC 8750  
2.1 Targeted Survey 1 3000 3000       6000 DEC   6000
2.2 Survey and assessment guidelines 1 1750         1750 DEC 1750  
2.3 Assess Ripple-leaf Muttonwood for nomination as Critically Endangered under EPBC Act 2   400       400 DEC 400  
2.4 DEC Liaison with landholders 2 400 400 400 400 400 2000 DEC 2000  
3.1 Field ID training for staff 1   700       700 DEC 600 100
3.2 Enter records into Wildlife Atlas 1 400         400 DEC 400  
3.3 Implement roadside marking system on reserves 1 1000 400       1400 DEC 800 600
3.4 Liase with SFNSW & Lismore City Council re: roadside maintenance 1 600         600 DEC 600  
4.1 Site assessment of Mallanganee population 1 5000         5000 DEC   5000
4.2 Monitor populations 1 1000 10000 5000 5000   21000 DEC 21000  
4.3 Research biology and ecology 1     1000 15000 10000 26000 DEC 1000 25000
4.4 Genetic research 2 5000     1000   6000 DEC   6000
4.5 Incorporate scientifc information into plans 1         1200 1200 DEC 1200  
5.1 Continue weed control in known habitat on reserves 1 3000 2500   2500   8000 DEC   8000
5.2 Support for off-park weed control 1 350         350 DEC 350  
7.1 Exclude fire from habitat on reserve 1 800         800 DEC 800  
8.1 Maintain ex-situ plants 2       3000 1500 4500 DEC 2000 2500
8.2 Seedbank establishment 2   1000   1000   2000 DEC 2000  
Total Annual cost of Recovery Program   24050 20150 8150 29650 14850 96850 DEC 43650 53200

* 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