Site-specific management plans for priority sites in the bitou bush threat abatement plan
Action to control bitou bush at priority sites must be carefully planned to protect the native species at risk. To help with this planning, the NSW Bitou Bush Threat Abatement Plan (TAP) explains how to prepare site-specific management plans. If these management plans are followed, bitou bush control will be consistent with the aims of the threat abatement plan.
You can download an electronic version of the site management plan below, along with an example of a completed plan.
Where possible, site-specific management plans are to be written for all high priority sites in the Bitou TAP. The DECCW encourages managers of other sites to also prepare plans to ensure that control actions are consistent with the aims and objectives of the Bitou TAP.
Why prepare a site management plan?
A site-specific management plan will help you:
- target control to protecting priority plant species, populations and communities at risk;
- develop and implement a successful five-year control program to protect the biodiversity at risk;
- plan for follow-up control;
- budget for control actions;
- report on the TAP and local expenditure on bitou bush control; and
- work with threatened species. A generic scientific licence under section 132C of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 will be granted to allow bitou bush control work to be undertaken around threatened species at priority sites, subject to the site plans being approved by the bitou bush threat abatement plan coordinator.
Please send completed plans to the bitou bush threat abatement plan coordinator. If you have used Geographic Information System (GIS) software to prepare your site map, please also send the necessary GIS files with your completed site plan.
Help with plans
An example plan has been prepared and can be downloaded below. If you need more help preparing your site management plan, contact the bitou bush threat abatement plan coordinator.
Documents to download:
Page last updated: 26 February 2011