trichophylla, Goodenia integerrima, and Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita have Interim
Eremophila veneta,Conostylis rogeri, Orthrosanthus muelleri, and Royceapycnophylloides
have Interim Recovery Plans. Interim Management Guidelines exist for Acacia leptalea.
No Full Recovery Plans exist for any of the Katanning District’s Declare Rare Flora.
No new translocations were initiated or developed in 2003.
Interest from a private landowner in re-establishing a population of Dryandra mucronulata
subsp. retrorsa on their property where it was once thought to occur, has been registered. The
site has been revegetated by the landowner and were looking in to writing up a translocation
proposal. No more details have come to light since.
Monitoring of the Eremophila verticillata continues for any signs of germination, so far this
has been unsuccessful. A potential site for a future wild translocation of this species was
located in fringing vegetation of a lake to the south of the known populations.
Education, Publicity and Sponsorship
During 2003, the Katanning District was involved in a partnership with the local community
group, the Newdegate Rare Flora Volunteers and a number of individual volunteers and flora
Attended the Newdegate Field Days in September where a Rare Flora display was held. This
showed the DRF in the district, pictures of rare plants and explained recovery actions and the
need to protect rare flora. It also involved discussions with public and the distribution of
The Katanning District Threatened Flora Management Program has been very successfully
implemented to date. Fifteen Interim Recovery Plans have been completed since a Flora
Conservation Officer began.
A 12-month, full time Conservation Officer position commenced in May 1999 based at
CALM’s Katanning District Office accessing funds for 3 years through the Natural Heritage
Trust’s Bushcare Program. This funding source ceased in May 2002. A successful application
to the Endangered Species Program provided funding from July 2002 to May 2003, with
Biogene funds covering the lapse in between. These funds enabled the Recovery Team to
implement recovery actions on plant taxa in most need of protection and recovery.
The Flora Conservation Officer position is now permanently funded by the Department.
Full position funding by NHT no longer occurs. Other small amounts of funding will be
sought from external sources to assist with the implementation of on-ground activities. This
permanent funding of the position will ensure the recovery of the District’s threatened flora
will continue on a full-time basis, and enable more long term planning and approaches to
managing threatened flora in the Katanning District.
The Katanning District Threatened Flora Recovery Team is working well and has members
who realise the important role of community involvement and education, along with the
importance of protecting rare flora.
Proposed major activities for the Recovery Team in 2004 include:
Review the Interim Recovery Plan of Acacia auratiflora
Write or initiate an Interim Recovery Plan for Gastrolobium lehmannii
Review the ranking/status of Conostylis drummondii and depending on the outcome, make
recommendations to the Threatened Species Scientific Committee
Complete the Final Report for the Verticordia fimbrilepis subsp. fimbrilepis translocation
trial and address requirement for wild translocation
Undertake fieldwork – surveys and threat analysis – for 2 Endangered and 3 Vulnerable
species for which WATSCU will be writing IRP’s
Implement weed and rabbit control at a number of populations
Search for new populations of DRF
Concentrate on surveys of a number of Priority species
Review future funding requirements
Review and re-assign priorities for the District Flora Management Plan
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED FLORA
Looked on two other granite outcrops in Dragon Rocks Nature Reserve, two on Mt Vernon Nature Reserve and two on Nature Reserve 29576 without success. The volunteers also searched another two granite outcrops, one adjacent to Population 3 of var. cylin...
Protection from Fire Access Track Maintenance
Salinity level limits/tolerance determined by Honours? student. Germination and waterlogging trials conducted by Anne Cochrane.