Submission date 31 March
Department of Parks and Wildlife
No meetings held this year due to transition between personnel in Flora
Conservation Officer role.
Highlights of achievements for the
previous 12 months suitable for
publication in WATSNU and
contribution to DEC annual report.
Provide 1-2 paragraphs summarising
total number of new populations
located, surveys completed, list
major management actions etc
Recruitment at translocated population of Grevillea calliantha 1T
(Leonie Monks has submitted articles).
Survey of approximately 60 populations of threatened flora undertaken as
Planning for research burn at Acacia cochlocarpa subsp. cochlocarpa
Consolidation, forward planning and prioritisation of species and recovery
Detail under the headings below the recovery actions undertaken during the reporting period. Provide separate
detail for each species/community against each action. For species/community-specific recovery teams, the
generic activity types below can be replaced by the specific recovery actions from the recovery plan where
Monitoring and survey of existing and
new populations/ occurrences, targeted
surveys, critical habitat mapped etc.
Spirogardnera rubescens, Eucalyptus balanites, Patersonia spirifolia,
Andersonia gracilis, Anigozanthos viridis subsp. terraspectans,
Macarthuria keigheryi, Eremophila glabra subsp. chlorella, Grevillea
althoferorum subsp. althoferorum, Eucalyptus impensa, Eucalyptus
johnsoniana, Tetratheca nephelioides, Eucalyptus crispata, Hakea
megalosperma, Paracaleana dixonii, Leucopogon obtectus, Grevillea
humifusa, Grevillea calliantha, Verticordia albida, Acacia cochlocarpa
subsp. cochlocarpa, Grevillea batrachioides, Hemiandra gardneri,
Darwinia polychroma, Thelymitra stellata, Acacia aprica, Daviesia
bursarioides, Eremophila nivea, Rocky Springs TEC.
Threat amelioration eg weed
control/mapping, fencing/ repairs, fire
Opportunistic re-installation of roadside markers.
disease management, feral/ introduced
animal control, installation of roadside
Feral pig baiting in a number of reserves supporting threatened flora.
Continued adherence of staff and external contractors to Moora District
dieback management hygiene protocols on conservation estate.
Conservation and research e.g.
fire research, translocation, ex-situ
Seed collection from natural population of Grevillea batrachioides yielded
129 seeds which were lodged with Andrew Crawford at the Threatened
Annual monitoring was undertaken at all translocation sites. Sites
Prescribed burn plan written for research burn of Acacia cochlocarpa
is to stimulate recruitment at this site to achieve translocation objectives
and develop population model.
Liaison, education/provision of
advice e.g. promotional material inc
newspaper/ magazine articles, liaison
with land managers/ owners, input to
impact assessment, development of
specific management plans,
volunteers assisting with surveys/
Western Power and contractors – liaison re maintenance within ESAs
supporting threatened flora.
Main Roads – liaison re maintenance of Midlands Rd and Brand Hwy.
Particularly difficult in the case of the Midlands Rd due to high number of
threatened flora populations and narrow width of road reserve.
Shire of Carnamah – liaison re widening of Bunjil-Carnamah Rd and
impact on Darwinia polychroma.
CBH – liaison re potential covenanting of populations of Darwinia
Shire of Dandaragan – firebreak surveys for threatened flora on shire
Brookfield Rail – liaison re incursion by landholder into population of
Death of vegetation along rail line adjacent to Midlands Rd – will need to
Landholders – liaison with owner of property supporting Eremophila
need to revisit this issue.
Volunteers – new northern volunteer has been surveying and reporting
on existing and new populations of Paracaleana dixonii, Thelymitra
volunteer participation in priority flora surveys, development of priority
survey programme for the volunteers to coordinate independently.
Indian Ocean Festival – promotion of threatened flora to the public.
covenants, acquisitions, changes in
land use or listed purpose etc.
Liaison with CBH re covenanting or purchase of Darwinia polychroma
sites as offset for Carnamah townsite clearing.
Enquired whether Shire of Dandaragan would be interested in Parks and
and translocated populations of Grevillea calliantha.
Nomination of Eremophila microtheca subsp. Narrow leaves for
change in status to state threatened or
priority lists; changes to EPBC list
Change in status of Acacia splendens from Endangered to Critically
recovery plans/ IRPs drafted,
approved, reviewed or updated
No new recovery plans or IRPs drafted.
Biodiversity Audit II data collation for threatened flora, TECs and PECs