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East Point Reserve biodiversity 5 year management plan 2014-2018



East Point Reserve biodiversity 5 year management plan 2014-2018


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Version 2




East Point Reserve


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; The Plan outlines management actions jointly developed by the Parks and Reserves and Climate Change and Environment departments which guide biodiversity management of East Point Reserve to year 2018. Annual biodiversity monitoring will be undertaken to determine ecosystem changes and revegetation success. Monitoring will be undertaken during the wet season as survey results are more comprehensive during this period in comparison to the dry.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

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Introduction -- Management actions -- Flora -- Weeds -- Fauna -- Birds -- Wallabies -- Atlas Moth -- Introduced species -- Roles and responsibilities -- Review -- Timeframe for Management Action implementation.




Parks and reserves -- Management -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Biodiversity conservation -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; East Point Reserve (N.T.)

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Darwin City Council

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Version 2


11 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

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Darwin City Council



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Version 2 05/03/14 Figure 3: Future revegetation plan. Action 3 Continue regular vegetation management such as controlled thinning of the upper stratum tree species. Regular controlled thinning of the upper stratum tree species, in particular pioneer species such as (Acacia auriculiformis), has helped to accelerate the vegetation community towards a more advanced, uneven-aged growth. This results in a more varied habitat for fauna species and allows understorey plant species to emerge. Vegetation modification such as this will continue as part of ongoing maintenance. Action 4 Plant Atlas Moth larvae food plants Croton habrophyllus and Litsea glutinosa in revegetation works. Action 12 sees Council investigate the reintroduction of the Atlas Moth (Attacus wardi) into the Reserve. As a result, revegetation works over the next 5 years will include C. habrophyllus and L. glutinosa (and other species deemed suitable) to provide suitable habitat for the Atlas Moth. In 2013 EcOz identified the suitability and maximum stocking rate of Atlas Moth preferred species: The survey identified the potential for between 498 and 994 C. habrophyllus and between 3217 and 5327 L. glutinosa plants to inhabit both the dense monsoon forest and the mid-dense monsoon forest within the East Point Reserve remnant monsoon forest. Habitat surveys determined that within East Point Reserve monsoon forest there are approximately 14.5 ha of Atlas Moth habitat, of which 2.1 ha is Highly Suitable habitat. C. habrophyllus and L. glutinosa will be added to the preferred revegetation species list for the Reserve, and will feature heavily in future revegetation activities (Action 2) in order to build habitat for the Atlas Moth over the next 5 years.

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