($19,200) commenced Sept 2012: This project will enable a management plan to be developed for the conservation of this biodiversity 'hotspot'. A hygiene assessment report including recommendations for operational activities and disease management strategies has been completed and included in the management plan for effective strategic actions to be implemented. A flora survey has also been undertaken and included in the Management Plan. The draft Management Plan is being circulated for public and stakeholder comment.Consultation of stakeholders (community and others) will occur in the development of the management plan due to the close proximity to the town site. DPaW has been consulted due to the occurrence of threatened flora and their input will be sought regarding recovery plans for the threatened flora and their protection. Indigenous consultation is occurring to ensure future uses recognise the needs of traditional owners and to integrate traditional knowledge with land management practices in the reserve. This bushland has been identified as a biodiversity 'hot spot' through a Conservation Action Plan (CAP) for the Lindesay Link. This CAP aims to increase the connectivity between the Walpole Wilderness/Mt Lindesay and Porongurup National Parks. This CAP allows for more effective conservation efforts through a focus on nested targets with explicitly identified threats and strategies to address these threats agreed on through rigorous collaborative processes. The Narrikup Reserve contains identified targets such as: proteaceous rich Banksia woodland species that support Honey possums; Albany Blackbutt (Eucalyptus staeri) in limited range; and other nested targets including habitat for Carnaby's, Baudin's and Red Tailed Cockatoo populations.