Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Bland local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
67,100 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
7,500 ha (11%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
4,700 ha (63%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
1,010 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
5,600 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
330 ha (6%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
220 ha (67%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
4,010 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Grey Box woodlands, Belah woodlands, River Red Gum forests, Native grasslands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) grassy woodlands and derived native grasslands of South-eastern Australia (E)


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Lake Cowal, Nerang Cowal, Gum Swamp, Nobbys Lagoon.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
1,200 ha (2%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
80 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
159 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
25 ha (0.4%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
80 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
16 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Bogan River, Barmedman Creek, Bland Creek, Burrangong Creek, Bena Billa Creek, Crooked Creek, Duck Creek, Gunningbar Creek, Narraburra Creek, Rigleys Cowal.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
2,324 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
457 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Curraburrama State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Brolga, Brown Treecreeper, Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard, Glossy Ibis, Malleefowl, Superb Parrot.

Plants: Slender Darling Pea.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Brown Treecreeper (N), Flame Robin (N), Gilbert’s Whistler (N), Glossy Ibis (M), Malleefowl (V), Superb Parrot (V).

Plants: Slender Darling Pea (V), Spiny Peppercress (N).

Commonwealth Listing: V = Vulnerable; E = Endangered; CE = Critically Endangered; M = Migratory State listing; N = listed as threatened in NSW; Q = listed as threatened in Queensland;