Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Narromine local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
383,200 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
65,000 ha (17%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
38,700 ha (60%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
730 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
109,100 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
11,950 ha (11%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
6,600 ha (55%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
3,320 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Native grasslands, Poplar Box woodlands, White Box woodlands, Grey Box woodlands, River Red Gum forests.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Natural grasslands on basalt and fine-textured alluvial plains of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland (CE).
Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) grassy woodlands and derived native grasslands of South-eastern Australia (E).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

 Bay Of Biscay Swamp, Euloon Cowal, Meringo Cowal, Paddys Cowal.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
7,720 ha (2%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
359 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
336 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
2,770 ha (3%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
359 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
72 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Bogan River, Macquarie River, Boggy Cowal, Coolbaggie Creek, Ewenmar Creek, Tomingley Creek, Trangie Cowal, Wallaby Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
5,421 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
496 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Trangie Agric Research Station Scientific Reserve, Cowal State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Short-beaked Echidna, Barking Owl, Black Falcon, Bush Stone- curlew, Grey-crowned Babbler, Magpie Goose, Spotted Harrier, Eastern Blue-tongue Lizard, Murray Cod.

Plants: Leopardwood, Old Man Saltbush, River Red Gum, Weeping Myall.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Little Pied Bat (N), Barking Owl (N), Masked Owl (N), Blue-billed Duck (N), Brown Treecreeper (N), Bush Stone-curlew (N), Freckled Duck (N), Grey-crowned Babbler (N), Latham’s Snipe (M), Painted Honeyeater (V), Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (M), Superb Parrot (V), Varied Sittella (N), Murray Cod (V).

Plants: Small Purple-pea (E), Commersonia procumbens (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;