RECOVERY TEAM ANNUAL REPORT
Warren Threatened Flora Recovery Team
DEC, Warren Region
DEC, Donnelly District
Regional Ecologist, DEC, Warren Region
DEC, Frankland District
DEC, Frankland District
DEC, Science Division
DEC Species and Communities Branch
DEC, volunteer, Walpole Nornalup National Parks
Botanical Artist, volunteer
Warren Catchment Council
Blackwood Environment Centre
Volunteer, Walpole Nornalup National Parks Association
Volunteer, DEC Science
No meetings were held
Complex burnt October 2009. Majority of burn completed with Karlene Bain (Nature Conservation officer) and Janine
Liddelow (Flora Officer) as the primary personnel and according to pre-determined strategic plan. Unburnt/burnt cells
mapped post-burn from air and ground. Photo diary of areas of intensity. Dieback assessment transects visited post-burn to
record burn intensity.
Post-burn survey of Mt Lindesay TEC plots was begun.
Mt Lindesay-Little Lindesay TEC draft Interim Recovery Plan is under review and near-final.
*See Reedia spathacea summary
First round of post-burn monitoring of installed plots completed November 2009. Information captured into spreadsheet.
Vegetation composition mapped. Followed up with Pierre Horowitz to determine specific values of PEC.
Sphagnum communities of the tingle forest
2 new populations of Sphagnum found – one not associated with Tingle.
Surveyed mainland population
3 populations surveyed. 1 new subpopulation found.
Pop 15 – all mature, juvenile and seedlings counted and mapped. Seedling survival over summer to be assessed.
Pop 6 – surveyed, Pc sample taken (negative result), cones collected to test for seed viability (nearly 100%)
Pop 26 – surveyed, Vegetation sample of dying hakea taken – confirmed as canker fungi, Several reference areas
representing burnt/unburnt regeneration were selected and collated on.
6 populations surveyed
2 populations surveyed
1 population surveyed
Multiple populations taken in Mt Lindesay burn (October 2009). Included in post burn monitoring project.
Cryptandra congesta IRP approved
2 new subpopulations mapped on private property
Grevillea fuscolutea IRP approved
Habitat search post burn completed
Pop 1 – all gnammas mapped and assessed post wildfire in November 2009
1 population surveyed. Historical information being compiled and revised to present in a format outlining the species
response to fire, pigs and other threats.
Additional NRM funding secured to examine fire response and extend existing fencing.
Approx 76 new populations recorded
108 known populations priority flora surveyed including:
Andersonia jamesii – habitat search: 1 new population
Rulingia apella – habitat search carried out
Sphaerolobium benetectum – habitat search carried out
Tetratheca sp Kent River – fire response mapping
Warnstorfia fluitans – mapped with Rhacocarpus rehmannianus var webbianus
Aotus franklandii – habitat search carried out
Calothamnus scabridus, Astartea sp Mt Johnson, Verticordia endlicheriana, Chamelaucium forrestii subsp forrestii, Asplenium
aethiopicum – mapped as granite recovery species post intense wildfire
Hybanthus volubilis – pre and post burn fire response mapping
Astartea sp Mt Johnson – population surveys to determine requirement for relisting
Cyathochaete stipoides – fire response plots installed
Hemiandra australis, Lomandra ordii – population extents mapped on both Clarke and Bald islands (Broke Inlet)
Mitreola minima – surveyed as a representative of a fire ephemeral in the Small Grain Mosaic
3 new records within the Donnelly District (Cate Tauss), which were incorrectly listed as being in the Frankland District.
Population on Chesapeake Brook surveyed. At least 8ha of habitat containing Reedia spathacea. 2 records at Mt Chudalup
yet to be located and surveyed.
In the process of mapping the occurrences within the Dombakup and Warren forest blocks and scoring the condition of each
Vegetation survey undertaken at Black Point to determine possible unique candidate communities suspected to be
associated with the Bunbury Basalt.
Annual monitoring. Overall population is stable. Plants counted in 1mx1m plots have increased at Site 2 but numbers have
decreased at Site 3 on lower slope. Seedlings tagged in 2007 and 2008 have produced flowers yet.
1 population monitored to be burnt in autumn. 1 new population recorded.
4 populations surveyed
2008 Monitoring counted 22 flowering plants
2009 monitoring counted 43 flowering plants
1 new population on private property (Great Southern Plantation) yet to be verified with a RFRF.
2009 monitoring counted and tagged 32 new plants (seedlings with secondary leaves) and 22 seedlings (not tagged but
marked). 930 seeds collected and sent to TSSC.
Translocation site –
90% survival. Plants look healthy. Chariup block recently burnt off an exclusion track creating a 200m buffer around the site.
Plantings to replace dead plants and in-fill to be undertaken end of May.
Second potential translocation site has been found on Great Southern Plantation remnant vegetation adjacent to proposed
2 populations surveyed with very low numbers of small plants.
4 populations monitored and surveyed. 3 new populations recorded.
1 Mt. Chudalup population surveyed post prescribed burn. Lignotubers intact.
Approx 40 new populations recorded
128 known populations priority flora surveyed including:
Bossiaea sp. ‘Frankland’ P1– mapped extent of population, notified GSP and ITC
Scaevola ballajupensis P1 – monitored
Assessment against criteria