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Table 5: Forest community analysis - Southern Forest Region (data on a 'net' basis)


 

Karri

Jarrah

 

karri community type (% reserved)

mixed karri community type (% reserved)

jarrah community type (% reserved)

mixed jarrah community type (% reserved)

Area of current distribution (hectares)

90 950

92 590

302 990

294 240

Area in formal reserves

26 860
(29.5%)

22 540
(24.3%)

102 770
(33.9%)

71 840
(24.4%)

Area in informal reserves

13 380
(14.7%)

13 730
(14.8%)

10 410
(3.4%)

24 810
(8.4%)

Area in formal plus informal reserves

40 240
(44.2%)

36 270
(39.2%)

113 180
(37.4%)

96 650
(32.8%)

% of forest type cleared

18

18

28

28

Commonwealth benchmark % to be reserved (based on % cleared)

18

18

20

20

Area required to meet Commonwealth benchmark

16 400

16 700

60 600

58 800

Additional area required to meet Commonwealth benchmark

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Table 6 & 6A:- Old growth analysis - karri forest (data on a 'net' basis)


 

hectares

%

Extant distribution of karri forest

190 000

 

Area of old growth in all CALM-managed tenures

83 500

 

Old growth as a % of extant distribution

 

44

Commonwealth benchmark % to be protected

 

60



Area of old growth in all CALM-managed tenures

83 500

 

Area required to meet Commonwealth benchmark

50 100

 

Area of DFA accredited 'informal reserves'

8 220

 

Area of formal plus DFA accredited informal reserves

49 020

 

Additional area required to meet Commonwealth benchmark

1 080

 

Tables 7 & 7A: Old growth Analysis - jarrah forest (data on a 'net' basis)


 

Northern (Hectares)

Southern (Hectares)

Extant distribution of jarrah forest

773 700

940 500

Area of old growth in all CALM-managed tenures

41 190

281 890

Old growth as % of extant distribution

5.3

30

Commonwealth benchmark % to be protected

90 to 100

60



Extant distribution of jarrah forest

773 700

940 500

Area of old growth in all CALM-managed tenures

41 190

281 890

Area required to meet Commonwealth benchmark

37 070 to 41 190

169 130

Areas of DFA accredited 'informal reserves'

17 440

19 010

Area of formal plus DFA accredited informal reserves

31 310

140 940

Additional area required to meet Commonwealth benchmark

5 760 to 9 880

28 190

Part 1: Taxa that are endangered




Endangered Taxon Forest

Occurs in State

Protection*

Comment

Anthocercis gracilis

Yes

1

Occurs near Mundaring Weir, Dandalup and in John Forrest National Park

Caladenia busselliana ms

No

1

Occurs near Marybrook in the Central Forest Region

Caladenia viridescens ms

No

 

Occurs near Dunsborough in the Central Forest Region

Calytrix breviseta subsp. breviseta

No

 

Occurs in the Perth metropolitan area only.

Darwinia apiculata

No

 

Occurs near Kalamunda in the Swan Region

Darwinia ferricola ms

No

 

Occurs in the Scott River area.

Diuris micrantha

No

 

Occurs in wet sites on the Swan Coastal Plain.

Dryandra mimica

Yes

1

Occurs in the Whicher Ranger in Central Forest Region and near Kalamunda in the Swan Region.

Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyanea ms

Yes

2

Occurs in wet sites near Walpole in the Southern Forest Region.

Eucalyptus graniticola ms

Yes

2

Occurs on the Darling Scarp in Central Forest Region.

Eucalyptus phylacis

No

 

Occurs west of Busselton.

Grevillea flexuosa

No

 

Occurs near Gidgegannup in the Swan Region.

Lambertia orbifolia

No

 

Grows in an open jarrah woodland near Narrikup in the Central Forest Region.

Meziella trifida

Yes

2

Occurs on the Scott River Plain. The majority of occurrences are in conservation reserves.

Pimelea rara

Yes

1

Occurs near Kalamunda in the Swan Region.

Ptychosema pusillum

No

 

Occurs near Gingin Brook in the Swan Region.

Pultenaea pauciflora

No

 

Occurs well to the east of State Forest.

Stylidium scabridum

Yes

1

Occurs near York and Mundaring in the Swan Region.

Thelymitra dedmaniarum

No

 

Occurs near Gidgegannup in the Swan Region.

Verticordia fimbrilepis subsp. australis

Yes

1

Occurs in granite outcrops near Kent River in the Southern Forest Region.

Verticordia plumosa var. ananeotes

No

 

Occurs near Busselton in the Central Forest Region


Notes:

For flora that occurs in State Forest, protection will be by: 

1. Implementation of an exclusion zone (Diverse Ecotype Zone) described in CALM's Forest Management Plan, 1994-2003. 

2. Implementation of river and stream (riparian) zones described in CALM's Forest Management Plan, 1994-2003. 



(The eight species of flora listed as endangered that occur in potential timber harvesting areas are protected by the above protection zones and the processes described above).

Part 2: Taxa that are vulnerable


Vulnerable Taxon State Forest

Occurs in State

Protection*

Comment

Acacia anomala

Yes

1

Occurs on the western edge of the Darling Scarp in the Swan Region.

Acacia aphylla

Yes

1

Occurs in proximity to granite outcrops near Perth, Mundaring and Northam in the Swan Region.

Anigozanthos humilis subsp. chrysanthus

No

 

Occurs north of Perth in the Swan Region.

Aponogeton hexatepalus

Yes

2

Seasonal wetlands water plant which occurs in numerous locations in the Swan and Central Forest Regions.

Asterolasia grandiflora

Yes

1

Occurs near Mundaring, Toodyay and York in the Swan Region.

Asterolasia nivea

No

 

Occurs near Bindoon and Julimar in the Swan Region.

Baeckea arbuscula

Yes

2

The species occurs in several locations in the Southern Forest Region.

Banksia goodii

Yes

1

Grows in sand over laterite in low open woodlands near Walpole in the Southern Forest Region.

Caladenia bryceana subsp. bryceana

No

 

Occurs near Boyup Brook in the Central Forest Region.

Caladenia caesarea subsp. maritima ms

No

 

Occurs near Dunsborough in the Central Forest Region.

Caladenia christineae

Yes

2

The species occurs in wet sites in several areas in the Southern Forest Region.

Caladenia dorrienii

Yes

2

Usually occurs on moist valley sites and has populations in Central and Southern Forest Regions.

Caladenia excelsa ms

No

 

Occurs near Yallingup in the Central Forest Region.

Caladenia harringtoniae ms

Yes

2

The species occurs in wet sites in Southern and Central Forest Regions.

Caladenia huegelii

No

 

Occurs in association with Banksia woodlands in the Central Forest and Swan Regions.

Caladenia integra

No

 

Removed from state list due to the discovery of large populations.

Chamelaucium erythrochlorum ms

Yes

2

Occurs south of Busselton in the Central Forest Region.

Chamelaucium roycei ms

No

 

Occurs near Capel in the Central Forest Region.

Darwinia acerosa

No

 

Occurs near Mogumber in the Swan Region.

Diuris drummondii

Yes

2

The species occurs in wet sites in the Swan and Southern Forest Regions.

Diuris purdiei

No

 

Occurs in winter wet depressions on the Swan Coastal Plain.

Drakaea confluens ms

No

 

Occurs near Boyup Brook in the Central Forest Region.

Drakaea elastica

No

 

Occurs in the Swan and Central Forest regions.

Drakaea micrantha ms

Yes

1

Mainly found on disturbed areas such as firebreaks in all forest regions.

Eucalyptus arguitifolia.

No

 

Occurs north of Perth in the Swan Region

Grevillea cirsiifolia

Yes

 

Removed from state list due to discovery of large populations.

Grevillea saccata

No

 

Removed from state list due increased populations.

Hemiandra rutilans

No

 

Unconfirmed occurrence is near Dowerin and York in the Swan Region.

Hydrocotyle lemnoides

No

 

Occurs in shallow ephemeral freshwater wetlands in the Swan Region.

Kennedia glabrata

Yes

1 and 2

Mostly associated with granite outcrops in the Southern Forest Region. One occurrence in peaty swamp.

Kennedia macrophylla

No

 

Occurs near Augusta in the Central Forest Region.

Laxmannia jamesii

No

 

Occurs in coastal areas in the Southern and Central Forest Regions.

Lechenaultia laricina

Yes

2

Occurs near York and Mundaring in the Swan Region.

Lechenaultia pulvinaris

No

 

Occurs near York in the Swan Region.

Microtus globula

Yes

 

Has not been recorded for many years. Observations have only been made after hot summer fires in the Southern Forest Region.

Spirogardnera rubescens

No

 

Occurs near the Brand Highway north of Perth in the Swan Region.

Thelymitra stellata

No

 

Occurs near Three Springs and Pinjarra in the Swan Region.

Verreauxia verreauxii

Yes

1

Occurs near Mount Dale in the Swan Region.

Notes:


For flora that occurs in State Forest, protection will be by: 

1. Implementation of an exclusion zone (Diverse Ecotype Zone) described in CALM's Forest Management Plan, 1994-2003. 



2. Implementation of river and stream (riparian) zones described in CALM's Forest Management Plan, 1994-2003. 

(The fifteen species of flora listed as endangered that occur in potential timber harvesting areas are protected by the above protection zones and the processes described above).
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