Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Cobar/Bogan local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
64,800 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
37,000 ha (57%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
20,300 ha (55%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
1,680 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
4,610 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
630 ha (14%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
370 ha (59%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
1,650 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Black Box woodlands, Lignum shrublands, Chenopod shrublands, River Red Gum forests.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Coolibah-Black Box woodland of the Brigalow Belt South and Darling Riverine Plains bioregions (E) Lowland Lachlan River aquatic ecological community (N).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Bimbalingel Waterhole.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
4,090 ha (6%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
128 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
105 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
200 ha (4%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
128 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
20 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Lachlan River, Booberoi Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
16,346 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
2,192 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Murrin Bridge Aboriginal Land, Nombinnie Nature Reserve.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Australian Bustard, Barking Owl Black-breasted Buzzard, Brolga, Gilbert’s Whistler (N), Red-lored Whistler (V), Grey Falcon, Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (N,Q), Shy Heathwren (N), Southern Scrub-robin (N), Thick-billed Grasswren (N), Marble-faced Delma (N), Western Blue-tongue Lizard.

Plants: River Red Gum.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Kultarr (N), Inland Forest Bat (N), Australian Bustard (N), Chestnut Quail-thrush (N), Grey Falcon (N), Malleefowl (V), Rainbow Bee-eater (M), Darling River Snail (N), Western population of Olive Perchlet (N).

Plants: Coolabah Bertya (V), Greenhood Orchid (N), Winged Peppercress (E), Atriplex infrequens (V).

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;