The Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone ecological community comprises temporary or permanent swamps occurring on sandstone in the temperate highlands region in NSW from around 600Ð1100 m above sea level.
Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Approved Conservation Advice for Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone
Climate change is also likely to adversely affect the ecological community through reduced rainfall and an increased frequency of extreme weather events likely to increase the chance of summer drought; peat fires and severe erosion events (NSW Scientific Committee 2004; 2007).
The main potential threats to Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone include increased fertiliser runoff; residential development; land clearing; coal mining; fire and weeds (NPWS; 2001 NSW Scientific Committee 2005 TSSC; 2005).