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IDENTIFICATION OF PLACES OF NATURAL HISTORY SIGNIFICANCE IN NEW SOUTH WALES COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL ASSESSMENT (CRA) FOREST REGIONS

Sites of Potential National Estate Value

September 1999











IDENTIFICATION OF PLACES OF NATURAL HISTORY SIGNIFICANCE IN NEW SOUTH WALES COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL ASSESSMENT (CRA) FOREST REGIONS.

SITES OF POTENTIAL NATIONAL ESTATE VALUE.

DR Martin Denny

A project undertaken as part of the

NSW Comprehensive Regional Assessments

project number NA24/26


SEPTEMBER 1999

For more information and for information on access to data contact the:

Resource and Conservation Division, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

GPO Box 3927


SYDNEY NSW 2001

Phone: (02) 9228 3166


Fax: (02) 9228 4967

Forests Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

3-5 National Circuit


BARTON ACT 2600

Phone: 1800 650 983
Fax: (02) 6271 5511
© Crown copyright September 1999
ISBN No. 1 74029 032 1
This project has been jointly funded by the New South Wales and Commonwealth Governments and managed through the Resource and Conservation Division, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, and the Forests Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
The project has been overseen and the methodology has been developed through the Environment and Heritage Technical Committee which includes representatives from the New South Wales and Commonwealth Governments and stakeholder groups.

Disclaimer

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that this document is correct at the time of printing, the State of New South Wales, its agents and employees, and the Commonwealth of Australia, its agents and employees, do not assume any responsibility and shall have no liability, consequential or otherwise, of any kind, arising from the use of or reliance on any of the information contained in this document.

CONTENTS

Section Section Title Page

Number Number

1.0 BACKGROUND 1

2.0 SITE ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY 1

2.1 Approach to Assessment 1

2.2 Research Sites 3

2.3 Teaching Sites 5

2.4 Reference/Benchmark Sites 5

2.5 Type Localities 6

2.6 Thresholds 7

2.7 Data Sources 9

2.8 Study Area 11


3.0 PLACES OF NATIONAL ESTATE VALUE 12

3.1 Eden CRA Region 12

3.2 Southern CRA Region 15

3.3 Northern CRA Region 21

3.4 Far Northern CRA Region 27
4.0 SITES IMPORTANT FOR UNDERSTANDING 31

AUSTRALIA’S NATURAL HISTORY WITHIN THE

FOUR CRA REGIONS
5.0 MANAGEMENT OF SITES 33
TABLE 1: Indicative Research, Teaching and Reference Sites and Type 13

Localities considered meeting the threshold for National Estate Criteria

C.1 within the Eden CRA Region

TABLE 2: Indicative Research, Teaching and Reference Sites and Type 16

Localities considered meeting the threshold for National Estate Criteria

C.1 within the Southern CRA Region

TABLE 3: Indicative Research, Teaching and Reference Sites and Type 22

Localities considered meeting the threshold for National Estate Criteria

C.1 within the Northern CRA Region

TABLE 4: One-off Flora/Fauna Survey Sites in the Northern and Far 24

Northern CRA Regions

TABLE 5: Indicative Research, Teaching and Reference Sites and Type 28

Localities considered meeting the threshold for National Estate Criteria

C.1 within the Far Northern CRA Region

TABLE 6: C.1 Sites Within The Four Study Areas 31
FIGURE 1: National Estate Values – Indicative Areas – Natural History Sites 14

Criterion C.1 Eden CRA Region

FIGURE 2: National Estate Values – Indicative Areas – Natural History Sites 20

Criterion C.1 Southern CRA Region

FIGURE 3: National Estate Values – Indicative Areas – Natural History Sites 26

Criterion C.1 Northern CRA Region

FIGURE 4: National Estate Values – Indicative Areas – Natural History Sites 30

Criterion C.1 Far Northern CRA Region

APPENDIX 1: Lists of Insect Type Locations; Type Localities of Endangered 35

Mosses and Liverworts; Endangered Lichens; Mosses; Threatened Plants;

Herpetofauna and Arachnida

APPENDIX 2: Location of Caves in Eastern NSW and Caves Sampled for 45

Fauna

APPENDIX 3: Letter Sent 47



APPENDIX 4: People and Organisations Contacted 49

APPENDIX 5: Locations and Other Details about Sites Within the Four CRA 50

Regions

APPENDIX 6: Bibliography 70


APPENDIX 7: Research, Teaching and Reference Sites Within the Sydney 79


Basin CRA Region

IDENTIFICATION OF PLACES OF NATURAL HISTORY SIGNIFICANCE IN NEW SOUTH WALES COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL ASSESSMENT (CRA) FOREST REGIONS

2. SITES OF POTENTIAL NATIONAL ESTATE VALUE
SUMMARY:
Four CRA Regions (Eden, Southern, Northern and Far North) were assessed on the basis of National Estate Criteria C1 i.e. “Importance for information contributing to a wider understanding of Australian natural history, by virtue of its use as a research site, teaching site, Type locality, reference or benchmark site”.
Information about potential C1 sites was obtained from numerous sources, including scientific literature, contributions from natural history groups, discussions with individuals and university publications. Contact was made with 25 organisations and more than 50 individuals.
Ranking of sites into three categories occurred. High and Moderate ranking sites were accepted as having the potential for nomination to the National Estate Register. Low ranking sites were rejected. Ranking was based upon factors such as the length of time a site has been used for research or teaching, the amount of research at a site, the number of people using Teaching Sites, the rigor and repeatability of survey methods, the accuracy of site location.
A total of 247 sites were ranked as having High or Moderate value, and have the potential of nomination onto the Register. The breakdown of these sites within the four CRA Regions is given in the following table:

C.1 SITES WITHIN THE FOUR CRA REGIONS


CRA REGION RESEARCH TEACHING REFERENCE TYPE TOTAL

SITES SITES SITES LOCALITIES


Eden 7 1 2 9 19

Southern 5 3 19 57 84

Northern 12 16 27 37 92

Far Northern 4 7 11 30 52


Total 28 27 59 133 247

Each site is described within the report, either as a summary within the main text, or in more detail in the Appendices.

IDENTIFICATION OF PLACES OF NATURAL HISTORY SIGNIFICANCE IN NEW SOUTH WALES COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL ASSESSMENT (CRA) FOREST REGIONS
2. SITES OF POTENTIAL NATIONAL ESTATE VALUE
By Dr Martin Denny, August, 1998


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