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Priority sites and site management plans at Bitou Bush and Boneseed Threat Abatement Plan priority sites

The NSW Bitou Bush Threat Abatement Plan (Bitou TAP) identified 169 sites where bitou bush control would most greatly benefit the biodiversity most at risk (high priority). Sites were selected regardless of land tenure. The full list of TAP sites can be found in Appendix 7 of the Bitou TAP (06115TAPappendices.pdf 1.3MB). The methods used to select and prioritise the sites are described in Appendix 6 (Appendix6.pdf 85KB).

Actions to control bitou bush on priority sites must be carefully planned to protect the native species at risk. To help with this planning, the Bitou 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 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 three-year control program to protect biodiversity at risk
  • plan for follow-up control
  • budget for control actions
  • report on the TAP and local expenditure on bitou bush control.

Submitting plans

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

The site plan template and a sample completed plan have been prepared and can be downloaded below. If you need more help with preparing your site management plan, contact the bitou bush threat abatement plan coordinator.

Page last updated: 29 July 2013