Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'
Edward River local government area
Area of cotton landscape:
Area of cotton properties:
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape:
59,800 ha (46%)
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties:
6,560 ha (46%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape:
24,300 ha (41%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties:
1,330 ha (20%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement:
Area of priority zones for vegetation:
Main vegetation types on cotton properties:
Native grasslands, Black Box woodlands, River Red Gum forests.
Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties:
Natural grasslands of the Murray Valley Plains (CE).
Lowland Murray River aquatic ecological community (N).
Named wetlands in the cotton landscape:
Bowna Swamp, Dry Lake, Sheep Mulwala Canal, NSW Central Murray State Forests.
Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape:
8,300 ha (6%)
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties:
1,430 ha (10%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape:
Length of major rivers on cotton properties:
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape:
Length of minor streams on cotton properties:
Main rivers in the cotton landscape:
Edward River, Billabong Creek, Browns Creek, Delta Creek, Forest Creek, Forest Anabranch, Yanco Creek.
Area of national park in the cotton landscape:
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape:
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape:
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: none.
Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape:
Animals: Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Macquarie Perch, Murray Cod.
Plants: River Red Gum, Slender Darling Pea.
Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape:
Animals: Australasian Bittern (E), Barking Owl (N), Black Falcon (N), Bush Stone-curlew (E), Diamond Firetail (N), Dusky Woodswallow (N), Grey-crowned Babbler (N), Little Eagle (N), Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (N,Q), Pied Honeyeater (N), Plains Wanderer (CE), Scarlet Robin (N), Superb Parrot (V), White-fronted Chat (N), Macquarie Perch (E), Murray Cod (V), Trout Cod (E), Flathead Galaxias (CE).
Plants: Chariot Wheels (V), River Swamp Wallaby-grass (E), Slender Darling Pea (V), Small Scurf-pea (N), Yellow Gum (N).