Hunter Valley Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula) Woodland

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The ecological community is a low forest to woodland with a canopy dominated by Acacia pendula (weeping myall). It occurs on undulating plains that are associated with a range of grassy woodland communities in the Hunter Valley, NSW.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Approved Conservation Advice (including listing advice) for Hunter Valley Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula) Woodland

    Climate modelling suggests that changes to rainfall and temperature patterns are likely to adversely affect hydrological and fire regimes; potentially impacting upon the ecological community.

    Fire is a potential threat; although the highly modified landscape in which the ecological community occurs is unlikely to promote significant high intensity fires.

    Fire Known stands of the ecological community occur within highly fragmented landscapes on the Hunter Valley floor; and consequently although likely; fire is not currently considered to be a major threat.