Since the first evaluation in 2012, flora and vegetation surveys have been carried out on the following reserves: Monjebup/Yarraweyah, Monjebup North, Red Moort and Chereninup. The importance of Bush Heritage reserves to conservation is highlighted by their differences in vegetation occurrence and distribution and also differences in species distribution. One reserve alone does not adequately conserve the vegetation at a local scale, let alone at a regional scale.
This is further highlighted by the very high plant species diversity, (currently just over 850 native taxa recorded), and knowledge that approximately one quarter of these taxa occur at range limits. Survey effort aside, some perspective on just how diverse the Bush Heritage reserves are can be gauged by comparison with Fitzgerald River National Park. The 850 taxa recorded across 3,637 ha of BHA reserves is 47% of the number of taxa recorded in the park, but in only a little over 1% of its area.
Meredith Spencer and Karen Herlihy, and many others, have provided invaluable assistance in achieving project goals, during this partnership project, part funded by South Coast NRM.