Mitchell's Rainforest Snail Thersites mitchellae Recovery Plan

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, July 2001
ISBN 0 731 6298 5

Table 1. Responsibility for implementation, timing and priority of recovery actions. Priority is categorised as 1 (essential), 2 (highly desirable) or 3 (desirable).
Recovery action Responsibility for implementation Timeframe Priority
12.1 Survey and research
Action 1: survey on coastal plain
NPWS
Years 2 and 3
1
Action 2: survey of foothills areas
NPWS
Year 2
1
Action 3: research into ecology
NPWS
Years 1 and 2
1
Action 4: monitoring of populations
NPWS
Years 1, 3 and 5
2
Action 5: genetics research
NPWS
Year 4
3
Action 6: survey/research guidelines
NPWS
Life of plan
3
12.2 Protect populations and habitat
Action 7: advice to other agencies
NPWS
Life of plan
1
Action 8: map potential habitat
NPWS
Year 1
1
Action 9: habitat protection
NPWS
Life of plan
1
Action 10: critical habitat Stotts Island
NPWS
Year 1
1
Action 11: additional critical habitat
NPWS
Year 4
1
Action 12: Stotts Island management
NPWS
Life of plan
1
Action 13: weed control work
NPWS
Life of plan
2
12.3 Commonwealth listing
Action 14: nomination under EPBC Act
NPWS
Year 1
2
12.4 Community awareness
Action 15: community brochure
NPWS
Years 1 and 4
1
Action 16: teacher's kit
NPWS
Year 1
1
Action 17: media
NPWS
Life of plan
1
Action 18: community initiatives
NPWS
Year 1, 3 and 5
2
Action 19: Museum internet web site
NPWS
Life of plan
2
Table 2. Estimated costs of implementing recovery actions. Costed actions are subject to funding availability unless noted as funding secured. Estimates do not include Goods and Services Tax.
Recovery action Year of implementation
  1 2 3 4 5 Total
Survey and research
Action 1: survey coastal plain
-
7500
7500
-
-
* • $15 000
Action 2: survey of foothills
-
7500
-
-
-
* • $7 500
Action 3: research into ecology
6000
4000
-
-
-
* • $10 000
Action 4: monitoring
5000
-
5000
-
5000
* • $15 000
Action 5: genetics research
-
-
-
7000
-
* • $7 000
Action 6: survey/research guidelines
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
-
Protect populations and habitat
Action 7: advice to agencies
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
-
Action 8: map potential habitat
6000
-
-
-
-
* $6 000
Action 9: habitat protection
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
-
Action 10: critical habitat Stotts Island
ψ
-
-
-
-
-
Action 11: additional critical habitat
-
-
-
3000
-
* $3 000
Action 12: Stotts Is. Management
2000
1500
1500
1500
1500
* $8 000
Action 13: weed control work
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
-
Commonwealth listing
Action 14: EPBC Act nomination
ψ
-
-
-
-
-
Community awareness
Action 15: community brochure
1 1000
-
-
* 1500
-
$2 500
Action 16: teacher's kit
4000
-
-
-
-
*$4000
Action 17: media
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
-
Action 18: community initiatives
500
-
500
-
500
* $1 500
Action 19: Museum internet web site
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
ψ
-
Annual costs of implementing plan
24 500
20 500
14 500
13 000
7000
$79 500
Total cost of recovery plan
$79 500

ψ Costs covered by NPWS core duties
* Subject to availability of funding.
1 Costs secured from NPWS 1999/2000 recurrent recovery planning funding.
• NPWS to seek to undertake action as cooperative project with research or educational institution with appropriate expertise.

Table 3. Public authorities and community groups with responsibilities relevant to the protection of Mitchell's Rainforest Snail and its habitat (apart from NPWS).
Organisation Relevant responsibilities
Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shire Councils
  • Preparation of Local Environmental Plans under Part 3 of EPA Act.
  • Consent authorities for development proposals under Part 4 of EPA Act.
  • Approval authorities for Council works under Part 5 of EPA Act.
  • Responsibilities under Rural Fires Act 1997.
  • Management of Council reserves with potential habitat.
Department of Land and Water Conservation
  • Approval authority for native vegetation clearance applications under Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997.
  • Management of Crown land with potential habitat.
  • Coordination of Regional Vegetation Committees, total catchment management and Landcare programs.
Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
  • Development of policy and strategies for land-use planning and environmental assessment.
  • Advice and assistance on environmental planning matters.
  • Assessment of major development applications.
  • Assessment and approval of developments in SEPP No. 14 Coastal Wetlands.
State Government authorities
  • Management of public lands with potential habitat.
  • Approval authorities for activity proposals under Part 5 of EPA Act.
Rural Fire Service
  • Preparation of Bushfire Risk Management Plans.
  • Fire management.
Landcare Groups and Bush Regeneration Teams
  • Community groups formed to tackle local land degradation and habitat rehabilitation issues.
Recent records of Mitchell's Rainforest Snail
Figure 1. Recent records of Mitchell's Rainforest Snail.