Priorities Action Statement - Actions for Bousfield’s Marsh Hopper
Advice to consent and determining authorities
- Provide information on the distribution of the Bousfield's Marsh Hopper to local councils and determining authorities to ensure appropriate consideration during development assessment processes (High priority).
Collate and review existing information
- Compile existing information on Bousfield's Marsh Hopper and identify knowledge gaps for the purpose of targeting future research activities (High priority).
- Collate data on the historical distribution of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper including anecdotal and indigenous knowledge (Low priority).
Community and stakeholder liaison, awareness and education
- Implement education initiatives to improve awareness of the status of the Bousfield's Marsh Hopper and ways to minimise impacts on the species by preparing and distributing appropriate advisory material (Medium priority).
- Encourage community reporting of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper via the Threatened and Pest Species Sightings Program online form (Low priority).
- Install signs and/or interpretive displays at appropriate locations to assist with identification and awareness of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper (Low priority).
Compliance / enforcement
- Maximise compliance activities at identified important sites (Low
Enhance, modify or implement NRM planning processes to minimize adverse impacts on threatened species
- Negotiate with relevant authorities to encourage the identification, assessment, and modification of natural resource management plans and policies to minimise impacts on Bousfield's Marsh Hopper habitats and water quality (High priority).
- Undertake work to identify, restore and protect known and potential Bousfield's Marsh Hopper habitats and address key threats such as habitat degradation and water quality decline from expanding development (High priority).
Research / monitoring
- Conduct research on the biology and ecology of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper, particularly the species' ecological role, environmental tolerances, factors influencing population dynamics, age and growth, life cycle and diet (Medium priority).
- Monitor Bousfield's Marsh Hopper population over time to assess trends in abundance and distribution and to identify emerging threatening processes (Medium priority).
- Undertake research to identify, prioritise and improve understanding of the threatening processes and causes of decline of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper (Medium priority).
- Actively seek grants or investor partnerships to fund research and monitoring programs for Bousfield's Marsh Hopper (Medium priority).
- Actively encourage community involvement in aspects of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper research and monitoring programs (Low priority).
Stocking / translocation
- Identify potential candidate sites for possible future translocation of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper (Low priority).
Survey / mapping
- Conduct targeted surveys to determine the current distribution and abundance of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper (High priority).
- Collect data on the presence/absence of Bousfield's Marsh Hopper during incidental surveys (Low priority)