Nature conservation

Threatened species

Pilliga Outwash Ephemeral Wetlands in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion

Saving our Species strategy

This ecological community has been assigned to the Ecological community (widespread) management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This is a threatened ecological community.

Conservation status

Management objectives

The SoS strategy aims to maximise the viability of the ecological community and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act.

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 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.

Action toolbox

Action DescriptionScale
Identify wetlands which hold water longer and those that are at risk of drying out to target appropriate management actions. Area, Site
Where the TEC occurs on private lands, consult with landholders about entering voluntary conservation agreements or other form of long-term, in perpetuity conservation/stewardship agreement. Site
Provide land managers with information about fauna that depend on the TEC and how to identify TEC species as well as threats such as changing water regimes, clearing, damage caused by stock, planting non-indigenous species, runoff, and weeds. Develop tools such as video showing a wetland in poor condition and one in good condition in both wet and dry times. Also include the establishment of a demonstration site for the TEC. Area, Site
Remove or minimise the impact of cattle trampling whilst accessing water through methods such as the installation of fencing to prevent access by stock where appropriate, or providing water sources away from the TEC without draining the water from the TEC. Site, Area
Control wild pigs and goats damaging the TEC using appropriate methods such as mustering, trapping, baiting, aerial shooting. Consider options for fencing at certain sites. Site, Area
Control wild horses by trapping and removal Site, Area
Consult with land managers about preventing run off. In some sites, prevent access by closing and relocating roads so that they do not impact of the TEC. Site, Area
Control Lippia according to the staged approach to weed control and with methods that reduce off-target damage. Encourage landholders/managers to engage in early weed identification and intervention, and to implement prevention measures using current best management practices. Site, Area
Limit damage by recreational 4WDs and motorbikes through preventing access by installing physical barriers at certain locations such as Old Coghill Road. Site

How will this ecological community be managed?

Key management sites for this ecological community 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 ecological community.

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

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