This Bell Miner Associated Dieback (BMAD) Strategy has been prepared by the Bell Miner Associated Dieback Working Group, a voluntary body convened by a Northern Branch of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Group (part of the Department of Environment and Climate Change) and supported by the North East Region of Forests NSW (part of the NSW Department of Primary Industries).

This Strategy is endorsed by the members of the BMAD Working Group as an agreed suite of actions designed to address prevention, control and remediation of Bell Miner Associated Dieback of affected and potentially affected forests across all land tenures.

Download the strategy - 2004 - (PDF file, 315 kb)


BMAD Poster

Poster about Bell Miner Associated Dieback available for download.

Poster A4 size - suitable for printing (JPG file, 230 kb)

Poster larger size - suitable for printing (JPG file, 1.28 Mb)


Proceedings from National Forum

These proceedings were held in 2004 as a platform for the future management of BMAD. On day one the workshop was highlighted by a willingness of people with strongly differing visions of the future to work together. Forest decline, whether associated with Bell Miners and psyllid insects (lerp) or not, is seen by everyone concerned for Australia’s environmental and economic future as an issue of importance. It is a challenge which requires working together for the development of a common, ecologically sound vision of the nation’s forests. For the moment, this vision exists only as a torn tapestry needing much care to be made whole and for the ecological integrity of Australia’s forests to be restored.

Download Proceedings - Nov 2004 (PDF file, 2.4 Mb) *updated*

Powerpoint presentations included in the PDF of the Proceedings have been saved at low resolution. If you wish to view these presentations in detail, they are provided below:

Scientific Literature Review

Bell Miner Associated Dieback (BMAD) is a significant threat to the sustainability of the moist eucalypt forests of north-eastern NSW, Victoria and south-eastern Qld, and to biodiversity conservation at a national scale. The aim of this report was to assess the extent and relevancy of existing scientific knowledge, and to identify gaps in the knowledge concerning BMAD. The authors reviewed BMAD as a form of forest dieback, Bell Miner and psyllid interrelations, proximal and ultimate causal factors associated with insects, and finally, proximal and ultimate factors associated with environmental disturbance. The document explicitly includes personal communications with many researchers, managers and members of conservation groups and the timber industry in this report. The findings of this literature review have been considered in the development of a BMAD research plan.

Download Literature Review - (PDF file, 683 kb) *updated Mar 06*

BMAD Technical Notes

Some fundamental aspects of BMAD have been deciphered into technical notes to provide interested parties with a basic and easy to read source of information on specific subjects.

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