This species has been assigned to the Landscape species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.
Justification for allocation to this management stream
The key threat to this species is likely to be climate change impacts on habitat availability. Site-based management is unlikely to be effective.
Status in NSW:
The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild in NSW for 100 years, engage local communities in its conservation, and encourage the NSW community to identify with it as a flagship for threatened species conservation.
This action statement aims to address key knowledge gaps for this species, which once resolved, can inform effective management of this species.
This action statement aims to ensure the security of this species in the long-term.
This action statement aims to ensure that the species is secure in the wild in NSW and that its NSW geographic range is extended or maintained.
This action statement aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term.
This action statement aims to secure this population in the long-term.
This action statement aims to maximise the extent of occurrence and condition of the ecological community across NSW.
Species sightings and management sites across NSW
The map below displays the species’ distribution in NSW, based upon the species’ geographic range, habitat distribution or area of occupancy (to as high a resolution as available data allow, using a range of data sources).
Information about the species’ habitat and ecology is available here.
The map may also display one or more management sites where management of important populations is underway. More information is available in the tables below.
The species occurs in the following IBRA (Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia) regions in NSW:
|Brigalow Belt South
|New England Tablelands
|NSW North Coast
Proportion of the species' distribution on reserve
21% of the species' distribution occurs on reserve (within NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service estate).
Critical actions for this species
The key threats to the viability of landscape-managed species are loss, fragmentation and degradation of habitat, and widespread pervasive factors such as impacts of climate change and disease. Many of these threats are addressed by NSW planning, native vegetation, and biodiversity legislation, policy and programs including the offsets program (BioBanking, NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects), Biodiversity Certification, management of environmental water and reservation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
Threats to this species are outlined here.
The actions listed in the action toolbox are supplementary to NSW legislation, policy and programs and can be used by stakeholders, where applicable to guide management at a site, regional or state scale.
|Raise awareness in the community of the potential impacts of trout on the species' habitat and encourage people to contact the Department of Primary Industries prior to releasing trout in any streams within the species' range.|| Area
|Collect and analyse samples from all monitoring programs for the species across the state, to test for the presence of chytrid fungus and improve understanding of disease spread throughout the species' range.|| State
|Monitor local populations for their response to chytrid infection - swab and test individuals and assess mortality rates. Target research to better understand factors influencing resilience or immunity.|| Site
|Monitor abundance, life-history and population dynamics of particular important populations every 3-5 years.|| Site
|Train land managers (e.g. National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers) to identify the species from sight and call, to build knowledge base on site occupancy across the species' range.|| Area
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, 1 management site has been identified for this threatened species.