Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Maranoa local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
119,200 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
23,600 ha (20%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
7,690 ha (33%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
3,080 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
19,700 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
2,820 ha (14%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
890 ha (32%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
2,560 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Silver-leaved Ironbark woodlands, White Cypress woodlands, Coolibah 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 (Cth: E).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

no named wetlands.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
8,840 ha (7%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
166 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
543 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
1,910 ha (10%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
166 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
78 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Balonne River, Condamine River, Dogwood Creek, Murilla Creek, Tartulla Creek, Yalebone Creek, Yuleba Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
2,990 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
33 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Yuleba State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

 Animals: Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Squatter Pigeon, Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard, Frill-necked Lizard, Shingleback, Yellow-belly.

Plants: Brigalow, Carbeen, Queensland Bottletree.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Squatter Pigeon (V), Adorned Delma (V), Common Death Adder (Q), Dunmall's Snake (V), Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (N,Q), Rufous Fantail (M), Squatter Pigeon (V), Yakka Skink (V).

Plants: Belson's Panic (V), Coolabah Bertya (V), Cymbonotus maidenii (Q), Fimbristylis vagans (Q), Eucalyptus virens (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;