Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Dubbo/Gilgandra local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
82,700 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
12,800 ha (15%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
5,670 ha (44%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
200 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
8,730 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
970 ha (11%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
530 ha (55%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
880 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Native grasslands, Buloke woodlands, Belah woodlands, White Box - Yellow Box woodlands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely's Red Gum grassy woodland and derived native grassland (CE).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Boebung Swamp, Gewah Cowal, Nalliara Lagoon.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
250 ha (0.3%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
76 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
215 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
50 ha (0.6%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
76 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
20 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Castlereagh River, Macquarie River, Coolbaggie Creek, Marthaguy Creek.


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

Berida State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Common Brushtail Possum, Duck-billed Platypus, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Short-beaked Echidna, Black-fronted Dotterel, Magpie Goose, Southern Boobook, Tawny Frogmouth, Willie Wagtail, Lace Monitor, Sand Goanna.

Plants: River Red Gum.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: New Holland Mouse (V), Large-eared Pied Bat (V), Little Pied Bat (N), Barking Owl (N), Brown Treecreeper (N), Bush Stone-curlew (N), Hooded Robin (N), Scarlet Robin (N), Square-tailed Kite (N), Superb Parrot (V), Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon (N).

Plants: Small Purple-pea (E), Austrostipa wakoolica (E), Commersonia procumbens (V), Homoranthus darwinioides (V), Philotheca ericifolia (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;