Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

North/South Burnett local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
57,800 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
14,400 ha (25%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
600 ha (4%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
80 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
5,710 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
440 ha (8%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
0 ha (0%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
450 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Lemon-scented Gum forests, Forest Red Gum woodlands, Narrow-leaved Ironbark woodlands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

None mapped.


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Burnett River floodplain.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
2,430 ha (4%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
101 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
204 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
210 ha (4%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
101 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
18 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Auburn River, Boyne River, Burnett River, St John Creek.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
538 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
924 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
3,777 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Woroon Forest Reserve, Auburn State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, Koala, Northern Quoll, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Southern Boobook, Tawny Frogmouth, Black-headed Python, Carpet Python, Frill-necked Lizard, Sand Goanna.

Plants: Carbeen.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (V), Greater Glider (V), Grey-headed Flying-fox (V), Koala (V), Northern Quoll (E), Spotted-tailed Quoll (V), Glossy Black-Cockatoo (N,Q), Adorned Delma (V), Australian Lungfish (V), Black- breasted Button-quail (V), Oriental Cuckoo (M), Powerful Owl (N,Q), Red Goshawk (V), Satin Flycatcher (M), Squatter Pigeon (V), Common Death Adder (Q), Dunmall's Snake (V), Grey Snake (Q), Five-clawed Worm-skink (V), White-throated Snapping Turtle (CE).

Plants: Austral Cornflower (V), Small-leaved Denhamia (V), Tall Velvet Sea-berry (V), Three-veined Hakea (V), Wandering Pepper-cress (E), Cossinia australiana (E), Cycas ophiolitica (E), Fimbristylis vagans (Q).

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;