Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Goondiwindi local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
755,100 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
123,700 ha (16%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
43,200 ha (35%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
10,110 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
293,600 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
30,700 ha (10%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
12,100 ha (39%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
26,660 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Forest Red Gum woodlands, Smooth-barked Apple woodlands, Coolibah woodlands, Poplar Box woodlands, White Cypress woodlands, Red Ironbark woodlands, Brigalow woodlands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

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


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Milkami Lagoon, Serpentine Lagoon, Winton Lagoon, Billa Billa Creek.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
74,200 ha (10%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
1,001 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
2,640 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
36,100 ha (12%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
1,001 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
1,208 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Barwon River, Dumaresq River, Little Weir River, MacIntyre River, Weir River, Booroondoo Creek, Brigalow Creek, Canning Creek, Commoron Creek, Pariagara Creek, Piggy Piggy Creek, Yambocully Creek, Yarrill Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
19,422 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
22,349 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Boondandilla State Forest, Booroondoo State Forest, Calingunee State Forest Umbercollie State Forest, Whetstone State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Common Brushtail Possum, Koala, Australian Pelican, Channel- billed Cuckoo, Carpet Python, Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard, Lace Monitor, Sand Goanna, Southern Boobook, Willie Wagtail, Yellow-belly.

Plants: Brigalow, Carbeen, Leopardwood, Ooline, River Red Gum.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Koala (V), Corben’s Long-eared Bat (V), Freckled Duck (N), Glossy Ibis (M), Grey-crowned Babbler (N), Painted Honeyeater (V), Regent Honeyeater (CE), Rufous Fantail (M), Satin Flycatcher (M), Squatter Pigeon (V), Swift Parrot (CE), White-bellied Sea Eagle (M), Adorned Delma (V), Dunmall's Snake (V), Grey Snake (Q), Murray Cod (V).

Plants: Northern Clematis (V), Ooline (V), Rodd’s Star Hair (E), Tara Wattle (V), Velvet Wattle (V), Macrozamia platyrhachis (E), Microcarpaea agonis (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;