Foreword This document constitutes the national recovery plan for the Clay Pans of the Swan Coastal Plain and, as such, considers the requirements of the entity across its known range. It identifies the actions to be taken to ensure the long-term viability of the entity in nature, and the parties who will undertake these actions.
This plan has been adopted from Interim Recovery Plan 2015-2020 for Clay pans of the Swan Coastal Plain (Swan Coastal Plain community types 7, 8, 9 and 10a) and Clay pans with mid dense shrublands of Melaleuca lateritia over herbs (Interim Recovery Plan No. 354) prepared by the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife. Interim Recovery Plans (IRPs) are developed within the framework laid down in Department of Parks and Wildlife Policy Statements Nos. 44 and 50.
IRPs outline the recovery actions that are required to urgently address those threatening processes most affecting the ongoing survival of threatened taxa or ecological communities, and begin the recovery process.
The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy ensures that threatened ecological communities are protected through the preparation of Conservation Advices or Recovery Plans. The Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife are committed to ensuring that threatened ecological communities are conserved through the preparation and implementation of Recovery Plans or Interim Recovery Plans. The Department of Parks and Wildlife ensures that conservation action commences as soon as possible and always within one year of endorsement of that rank by the department’s Director of Science and Conservation.
The IRP operated in Western Australia from October 2015 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. It is intended that, if the ecological communities are still ranked Vulnerable or Endangered after five years, the IRP will be replaced or updated.
The IRP was approved by the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Director of Science and Conservation on 14 October 2015. The provision of funds identified in the IRP is dependent on budgetary and other constraints affecting the department, as well as the need to address other priorities. Information in this IRP was accurate as at September 2015.
4.The IRP was prepared by Valerie English.
5.The National Recovery Plan was adapted from the IRP by the Department of the Environment and Energy.
6.Cover photograph by Valerie English.
The following people provided valuable advice and assistance in the preparation of the Interim Recovery Plan:
CITATION This National Recovery Plan should be cited as:
‘National Recovery Plan for the Clay Pans of the Swan Coastal Plain ecological community, Commonwealth of Australia 2017’
It has been adapted from the Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife Interim Recovery Plan which should be cited as:
Department of Parks and Wildlife (2015). Interim Recovery Plan 2015-2020 forClay pans of the Swan Coastal Plain (Swan Coastal Plain community types 7, 8, 9 and 10a) and Clay pans with mid dense shrublands of Melaleuca lateritia over herbs. Interim Recovery Plan No. 354. Perth.
Disclaimer: The State of Western Australia and its employees do not guarantee that this publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liability for any error, loss or other consequence that may arise from you relying on any information in this publication.