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Two threatened species, the Eastern Pygmy Possum and the Red-crowned Toadlet, are both listed as Vulnerable under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and could be termed a ‘flagship’ species for biodiversity in Ku-ring-gai.

In the next few years some hazard reduction burns are planned in bushland which contains existing populations of both these species. As a result Mark Schuster (Ku-ring-gai Council’s Bushfire Technical Officer) has written two very detailed fire management guidelines to help maintain both habitat and viable populations when planning and implementing burns.

The Eastern Pygmy Possum is a small nocturnal marsupial, and in Ku-ring-gai its preferred habitat is either woodland or heath as it is highly dependent on flowering banksia species – particularly Banksia ericifolia.

The Red-crowned Toadlet is a small, distinctive frog found around temporary creeks and soaks in sandstone habitats in woodland, heathland and dry sclerophyll forest.

Click below to download the fire management guidelines for:

Published in STEP Matters 223