Nature conservation

Threatened species

Grove's Paperbark (Melaleuca groveana)



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

Relatively large populations of this species occur within reserves (e.g. up to 5000 individuals estimated to occur in Yarriabini and Willi Willi National Parks) where current management is sufficient to ensure their long term security.

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 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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  • Survey areas of potential habitat near known localities for additional populations of Melaleuca groveana.
  • Monitor population size, habitat condition and threats at known sites.
  • 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.
  • Prioritise sites and undertake weed control. Implement Bitou bush control as described in the approved TAP.
  • Protect known habitat from frequent fire; once fire ecology determined apply appropriate fire regime.
  • Develop Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines.
  • Assess implementation and effectiveness of forestry management prescriptions, and, if needed, develop or refine threatened species prescriptions.
  • Investigate seed viability, germination, dormancy and longevity (in natural environment and in storage).

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