Nature conservation

Threatened species

Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii)

Saving our Species strategy

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

These species require no immediate investment because they are either naturally rare, have few known threats, or are more abundant than previously assumed when they were listed as threatened.

Conservation status

Management objectives

This SoS strategy aims to ensure the security of this species in the long-term and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act.

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 NSW Government and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial management actions can be undertaken. 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.
  • Map extent of known populations.
  • Survey areas of potential (dry grassy woodland) habitat for further populations of Eucalyptus nicholii.
  • Monitor population size, habitat condition and threats at known sites with large populations.
  • Determine current population size and demography.
  • Conduct research to investigate fire ecology and determine optimal fire regimes.
  • Determine if and/or where an ecological burn is required.
  • Manage grazing to enhance regeneration in known habitat.
  • Develop Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines.
  • Prevent further loss and fragmentation of known habitat of Eucalyptus nicholii.
  • Identify roadside populations and protect during roadwork's.
  • Prepare site management plans for known sites with large populations of Eucalyptus nicholii.
  • Maintain populations ex situ at suitable botanic gardens, regional gardens or nurseries.
  • Control firewood collection in known Eucalyptus nicholii habitat (potential damage to live trees).
  • Monitor collection of Eucalyptus nicholii seed from wild populations to ensure legal and sustainable collection is being undertaken.
  • Liaise with Rural Lands Protection boards over management of TSRs.
  • Liaise with private landowners over management of stands of Eucalyptus nicholii.
  • Develop and distribute educational information to nurseries and relevant organisations to increase awareness about only propagating from legally collected seed.
  • Identify and prioritise populations on private land for incentive funding.
  • Conduct ongoing trapping program to remove feral horses Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
  • Ongoing goat (ground shooting) and rabbit (ripping/fumigation) control programs on Booroolong Nature Reserve.
  • Investigate seed viability, germination, dormancy and longevity (in natural environment and in storage).

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.