A key aim of the NSW Bitou Bush Threat Abatement Plan (TAP) is community education and awareness. As part of the TAP implementation, a series of measures aimed at informing the community of the impact of bitou bush to native species, raising community awareness, and involving the community in the implementation of the plan have been developed.
Bitou TAP site signs
If you are out and about in coastal NSW you may notice Bitou TAP signs that have been positioned at certain sites implementing the TAP. There are 107 TAP sites (of varying land tenure) throughout coastal NSW where bitou bush is being controlled to protect the most at-risk native biodiversity. Signs explain the threat bitou bush poses to native biodiversity, detail what is being done to abate this threat, and provide contact information for those interested in becoming involved.
A number of banners have been produced which are available for use at forums, conferences, field days etc to raise awareness of the bitou bush threat, the biodiversity at risk and the TAP process, as well as how to become involved. To borrow a banner please contact the Bitou TAP Coordinator.
The banners depict:
the various tools and resources involved in implementing the TAP
the field guide to the plants at risk from bitou bush
the monitoring manual for bitou bush control and native plant recovery
a general bitou bush-themed banner
Each of the coastal Catchment Management Authorities in NSW also have copies of the TAP banner which can be loaned. Contact your local CMA office for more details.
A two-sided bookmark has been produced as a companion to the field guide to the native species at risk, with photos of the 19 high priority species.
Stickers and magnets
Educational stickers and magnets depicting some of the species at risk and bitou bush invasions are available.
To order free copies of the bookmark, stickers or magnets or loan a banner please contact the Bitou TAP Coordinator or send a request to:
|Bitou Bush TAP Coordinator |
|Pest Management Unit |
|Department of Environment and Climate Change |
|PO Box 1967 |
|Hurstville NSW 1481 |
Please ensure that you include a return mailing address.
Page last updated: 26 February 2011