Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Isaac/Livingstone local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
254,100 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
61,300 ha (24%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
21,600 ha (35%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
8,390 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
52,300 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
12,200 ha (23%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
3,290 ha (6%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
8,940 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Narrow-leaved Ironbark woodlands; Poplar Box woodlands; Coolibah woodlands, Gidgee woodlands, Native grasslands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Coolibah-Black Box woodland of the Brigalow Belt South and Darling Riverine Plains bioregions (E).
Natural grasslands of the Queensland Central Highlands and northern Fitzroy Basin (E).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Bedford Weir, Bingegang Weir, Tartrus Weir, Fitzroy River Floodplain.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
21,800 ha (9%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
180 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
871 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
4,700 ha (9%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
180 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
160 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Connors River, Fitzroy River, Isaac River, Mackenzie River, Nogoa River, Brown Creek, Cooroora Creek, Funnel Creek, Lotus Creek, Miclere Creek, Mistake Creek, Stephens Creek, Table Creek, Wolfang Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
4,223 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
3,669 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
53 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Mazeppa National Park, Peak Range National Park.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Koala, Northern Quoll, Ghost Bat, Brolga, Magpie Goose, Southern Boobook, Black-headed Python, Carpet Python, Frill-necked Lizard, Fitzroy River Turtle, White-throated Snapping Turtle, Redclaw Crayfish.

Plants: Brigalow, Carbeen, Queensland Bottletree, Cycas megacarpa, Cycas ophiolitica.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Bridled Nailtail Wallaby (E), Greater Glider (V), Northern Hairy- nosed Wombat (CE), Northern Quoll (E), Grey-headed Flying-fox (V), Koala (V), Ghost Bat (V), Rainbow Bee-eater (M), Rufous Fantail (M), Satin Flycatcher (M), Southern Black-throated Finch (E), Allan's Lerista (E), Ornamental Snake (V), Yakka Skink (V), Fitzroy River Turtle (V), White-throated Snapping Turtle (CE).

Plants: Black Ironbox (V), King Bluegrass (E), Three-veined Hakea (V), Waxy Cabbage Palm (V), Cycas ophiolitica (E), Corymbia clandestine (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;