National recovery plan for the Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray Darling Depression Bioregions
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2011
- National Recovery Plan for Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray Darling Depression Bioregions (PDF - 1.18 MB) | (RTF - 52.6 KB)
The 'Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions' ecological community (Buloke Woodlands) encompasses a number of closely-related woodland communities in which Buloke (Allocasuarina luehmannii) is usually the dominant or co-dominant tree. This community in the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions occurs from south-eastern South Australia through north-western and northern central Victoria into south central New South Wales.
The Buloke Woodlands community has suffered a considerable reduction in distribution since European settlement, largely due to extensive clearing for agriculture and grazing by domestic stock, native and feral herbivores. Buloke Woodlands now exist as a patchy, highly fragmented, mostly highly degraded, community across much of its former range. Remnants persist on roadsides, private land and some public land including several parks and reserves. The Buloke Woodlands community is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
This national Recovery Plan for the 'Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions' ecological community is the first recovery plan for the community, and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives, and actions necessary to ensure the long-term survival of the ecological community.