NSW Guide to Surveying Threatened Plants

The purpose of this guide is to help proponents and assessors of developments sites to identify the minimum standards to use when surveying for threatened plants.

Date
1 February 2016
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-294-9
  • ID OEH20160129
  • File PDF 0.6MB
  • Pages 22
  • Name guide-surveying-threatened-plants-160129.pdf

Under these methodologies, all threatened plants are treated as ‘species credit’ species (i.e. species that cannot be predicted by using habitat surrogates) and require appropriately timed on-ground surveys to determine the likelihood of their presence or absence at a site. This guideline has been prepared by using a variety of expert sources and should be read in conjunction with the relevant assessment methodology.

Following this guideline is not mandatory. However, proposals that fail to meet the guideline for reasons of efficiency, cost or validity will need to provide an evidence-based rationale for an alternative survey approach (e.g. an alternative published guideline or an expert report).

Photo: Boronia imlayensis, threatened species / L Evans