Managing biodiversity in our cotton 'landscapes'

Warren local government area

Area of cotton landscape: 
574,600 ha
Area of remnant vegetation in the cotton landscape: 
176,000 ha (31%)
Area of threatened ecological communities in the cotton landscape: 
63,200 ha (36%)
Area of priority zones for native vegetation restoration and enhancement: 
28,680 ha
Area of cotton properties: 
196,800 ha
Area of remnant vegetation on cotton properties: 
44,000 ha (22%)
Area of threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 
15,000 ha (34%)
Area of priority zones for vegetation: 
7,640 ha

Main vegetation types on cotton properties: 

River Red Gum forests, Poplar Box woodlands, Black Box woodlands, Yellow Box woodlands, White Cypress woodlands, Western Rosewood woodlands, Weeping Myall woodlands, Native grasslands.

Main threatened ecological communities on cotton properties: 

Coolibah-Black Box woodland of the Brigalow Belt South and Darling Riverine Plains bioregions (E).
Natural grasslands on basalt and fine-textured alluvial plains of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland (CE).


Named wetlands in the cotton landscape: 

Macquarie Marshes, Boothaguy Creek, Cranes Cowal, Magawah Lagoon, Reddenville Break, Walker Reservoir.

Area of wetlands in the cotton landscape: 
59,900 ha (10%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
764 km
Length of minor water courses in the cotton landscape: 
1,158 km
Area of wetlands in the cotton properties: 
24,400 ha (12%)
Length of major rivers in the cotton landscape: 
764 km
Length of minor streams on cotton properties: 
407 km
Main rivers in the cotton landscape: 

Bogan River, Macquarie River, Belar Creek, Beleringar Creek, Boggy Cowal, Burlong Creek, Crooked Creek, Duck Creek, Ewenmar Creek, Five Mile Cowal, Gunningbar Creek, Marra Creek, Marthaguy Creek, Middle Creek, Rigleys Cowal, Sandy Cowal, Trangie Cowal, Umangla Cowal.


Area of national park in the cotton landscape: 
0 ha
Area of travelling stock routes in the cotton landscape: 
13,126 ha
Area of state forests in the cotton landscape: 
403 ha
Examples of public land reserves in the cotton landscape: 

Merrinele State Forest.


Examples of iconic species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Red Kangaroo, Short-beaked Echidna, Australian Bustard, Black Swan, Black-fronted Dotterel, Bush Stone-curlew, Emu, Peregrine Falcon, Royal Spoonbill, Tawny Frogmouth, (N), Carpet Python, Shingleback.

Plants: Leopardwood. Old Man Saltbush, Red Darling Pea, River Red Gum.

Examples of threatened species in the cotton landscape: 

Animals: Spotted-tailed Quoll (E), Little Pied Bat (N), Australasian Bittern (E), Black-necked Stork (N), Common Sandpiper (M), Freckled Duck (V), Grey Falcon (N), Spotted Harrier (N), Superb Parrot (V), Varied Sittella (N), White-bellied Sea-Eagle (M), Darling River Snail (N).

Plants: Greenhood Orchid (N), Pine Donkey Orchid (N), Red Darling Pea (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;