Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Tamworth/Upper Hunter local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
850 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
270 ha (32%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
130 ha (48%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
30 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
0 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
0 ha
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
0 ha
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
200 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

Cotton properties not represented in this region.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Cotton properties not represented in this region.


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

none.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
1 ha (0.1%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
4.4 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
3.4 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
0 ha (0%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
4.4 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
0 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Namoi River, Peel River.


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

Lake Keepit State Recreation Area.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

 Animals: Common Brushtail Possum, Duck-billed Platypus, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Short-beaked Echidna, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Peregrine Falcon, Southern Boobook, Tawny Frogmouth, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Willie Wagtail, Carpet Python, Lace Monitor, Silver Perch.

Plants: River Red Gum.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Spotted-tailed Quoll (E), Squirrel Glider (N), Corben's Long-eared Bat (V), Grey-headed Flying-fox (V), Eastern Bentwing-bat (N), Eastern False Pipistrelle (N), Large-eared Pied Bat (V), Australian Brush-turkey population (N), Little Curlew (M), Masked Owl (N), Powerful Owl (N), Regent Honeyeater (CE), Swift Parrot (CE), Booroolong Frog (E), Pale-headed Snake (N), Border Thick-tailed Gecko (V), Eel-tailed Catfish (N), Silver Perch (CE).

Plants: Bluegrass (V), Granite Homoranthus (V), Hawkweed (V), Philotheca ericifolia (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;