Justification for allocation to this management stream
This is a threatened ecological community.
“*****NOTE: THIS IS A DRAFT PROJECT (Jan 2019)******”
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.
Management areas and sites across NSW
Critical actions for this ecological community
The key threats to the viability of landscape-managed ecological communities are loss, fragmentation and degradation
of habitat, and widespread pervasive factors such as impacts of climate change. 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 ecological community are outlined
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.
|Identify and prioritise protection of adjacent land of suitable elevation and land use where the TEC can migrate to in response to sea level rise. Investigate ways of promoting saltmarsh persistence in the future. Mangrove removal should only be considered where it is a viable long-term option.|| Site, Area, State
|Develop and implement an ongoing adaptive weed management program.|| Site
|Provide information to Local Government about potential damage to saltmarsh in coastal reserves and sensitive design of recreational infrastructure around estuary edges.|| Site, Area, State
|Use best practise to manage stormwater impacts on saltmarsh. Where appropriate consider TEC restoration and protection in stormwater management plans and implement ecosystem sensitive design for stormwater.|| Site, Area
|Control access points where rubbish dumping is known to occur and put signage in place to raise awareness. Where appropriate, establish surveillance systems, remove rubbish and rehabilitate areas where rubbish has been dumped.|| Site, Area
|Manage access to tracks (including vehicle and pedestrian) through the installation of barriers, gates, and fencing at strategic locations or the use of signage outlining the TEC and impacts of activities. Where degradation has occurred, undertake rehabilitation and restoration works to repair damage. Facilitate natural revegetation where possible.|| Site
|Undertake strategic control of pest animals using best practice methods.
|| Site, Area
|Consult with landholders about land management agreements and excluding livestock from the TEC. On-ground actions might include construction of fences to facilitate sustainable grazing outside the TEC and installing watering points outside the TEC.|| Site
|Maintain, improve or reinstate optimal hydrological regimes (e.g. through estuary management, filling drains, removing tidal barriers and/or installing smart gates).|| Site, Area, State
|Provide information to land managers about the ecosystem services of the TEC and the potential impacts from activities that alter the hydrological regime. Liaise with council to provide advice on considering the TEC in estuary entrance management plans and in other developments and activities that alter the hydrological regime.|| Site, State, Area
|Identify areas that provide for saltmarsh migration. Provide information to landholders about the values of saltmarsh and the importance of protecting existing saltmarsh and saltmarsh migration pathways to ensure maintenance of ecological services.|| Site, Area, State
How will this ecological community be managed?
Key management sites for this ecological community are being identified by the Office of Environment and Heritage
and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial to the ecological community.
Currently, 1 management site has been identified for this ecological community.
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||Priority Management Site||Active||
Newcastle, Port Stephens