Nature conservation

Threatened species

Barren Mountain Mallee (Eucalyptus approximans)



Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Keep-watch species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This species is predicted to be secure in NSW for 100 years without targeted management at particular sites.

Conservation status

Management objectives

This action statement aims to ensure the security of this species in the long-term.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the Office of Environment and Heritage and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial to the threatened species. Currently, no management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

  • This species is likely to be secure in NSW for the long term without targeted management, assuming adequate ongoing management of habitat within the public reserve system. This species is therefore a lower priority for investment than other, more threatened species that have urgent management requirements. Any change in the status of this species (e.g. decline in abundance or emergence of a significant threat) will trigger a shift to the Site-managed stream and the development of a conservation project, which will be prioritised for implementation.
A number of state-wide conservation actions have also been identified for this threatened species, which can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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  • Validate old database records and amend those that are spatially incorrect or refer to E. codonocarpa.
  • Map extent of known populations.
  • Monitor population size, habitat condition and threats at known sites with large populations.
  • Conduct research to determine ecological requirements, including fire ecology, and undertake field studies to monitor seedling establishment and survivorship. May involve autecological study or literature search for information on similar species.
  • Reserve Fire management Strategy include operational guidelines to protect this species from fire.
  • Include or review the hazard reduction conditions on the Threatened Species Hazard Reduction List.
  • Consider known populations and potential habitat of Eucalyptus approximans on private during environmental planning as well as during biodiversity certification of environmental planning instruments for Bellingen LGA.
  • Prepare Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines.
  • Prevent any loss of known or potential habitat (high elevation shrubland) for Eucalyptus approximans on private property near known population.
  • Establish live ex-situ collection in collaboration with BGT - single provenance. .
  • Provide information on Eucalyptus approximans to landowners adjacent to areas of known occurrence.
  • Consider location of population of Eucalyptus approximans during park planning.

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