Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Lachlan local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
227,200 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
36,800 ha (16%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
7,490 ha (20%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
4,490 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
45,400 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
3,920 ha (9%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
290 ha (7%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
10,870 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

River Red Gum forests, Black Box woodlands, Coolibah woodlands, Poplar Box woodlands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) grassy woodlands and derived native grasslands of South-eastern Australia (E).
Lowland Lachlan River aquatic ecological community (N).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Lake Cargelligo, Bogandillon Swamp, Banar Lake, Curlew Water, Cadow Swamp.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
26,500 ha (12%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
374 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
613 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
5,480 ha (12%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
374 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
128 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Bogan River, Lachlan River, Borapine Creek, Bumbuggan Creek, Goobang Creek, Humbug Creek, Island Creek, Wallamundry Creek, Wallaroi Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
430 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
4,069 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
452 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Woggoon Nature Reserve, Murrin Bridge Aboriginal Land, Carolina State Forest, Manna State Forest, Mount Tilga State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Australasian Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Magpie Goose, Malleefowl, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Shingleback.

Plants: Old Man Saltbush, River Red Gum.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Brush-tailed Phascogale (N), Australasian Bittern (E), Common Sandpiper (M), Little Eagle (N), Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (N,Q), Malleefowl (V), Superb Parrot (V), Marble-faced Delma (N), Southern Pygmy Perch (N), Flathead Galaxias (N).

Plants: Silky Swainson-pea (N), Spike-Rush (V), Tall Bonefruit (N).

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;