Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Bourke/Brewarrina local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
277,600 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
214,000 ha (77%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
144,100 ha (67%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
51,070 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
68,800 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
33,100 ha (48%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
21,900 ha (66%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
6,320 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Coolibah woodlands, Gidgee woodlands, Mulga woodlands, Lignum shrublands, Native grasslands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Coolibah-Black Box woodland of the Brigalow Belt South and Darling Riverine Plains bioregions (E).

Lowland Darling River aquatic ecological community (N).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Hungerford Dam, Toby’s Tank, Gidgee Dam, The Big Waterhole, Yambie Lagoon, Paroo River Wetlands.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
76,300 ha (27%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
354 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
545 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
16,500 ha (24%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
354 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
165 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Barwon River, Bogan River, Bokhara River, Culgoa River, Darling River, Marra Creek, Mogila Creek, Mulga Creek, Tarrion Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
32,543 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

none.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Australian Bustard, Glossy Ibis, Grey Falcon, Murray Cod, Red Kangaroo, Shingleback, Silver Perch, Woma Python.

Plants: Leopardwood, Old Man Saltbush, Red Darling Pea, River Red Gum, Weeping Myall.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Australian Bustard (N), Black-breasted Buzzard (N), Caspian Tern (M), Common Sandpiper (M), Darling River Snail (N), Freckled Duck (N), Flock Bronzewing (N), Grey Falcon (N), Kultarr (N), Murray Cod (V), Olive Perchlet (N), Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (N), Silver Perch (CE), Stripe- faced Dunnart (N), Thick-billed Grasswren (N).

Plants: Curly-bark Wattle (N), Greenhood Orchid (N), Red Darling Pea (V), Salt Pipewort (E), Winged Peppergrass (E).

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;