Dorrigo Plateau Group of Nature Reserves Plan of Management
Incorporating Bagul Waajaarr, Deer Vale and Muldiva Nature Reserves
Bagul Waajaarr, Deer Vale and Muldiva Nature Reserves occur in close proximity to each other, north-west of the town of Dorrigo on the Dorrigo Plateau. Muldiva Nature Reserve was reserved in 1981 and covers an area of 10 hectares. Deer Vale Nature Reserve was reserved in 1985 and covers an area of 181 hectares. Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve was reserved in 1999 and is in two areas totalling 520 hectares.
- 1 November 2008
- Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW)
Publication, Plan of management, Final
Deer Vale and Muldiva Nature Reserves contain rainforest communities, while Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve contains moist eucalypt forest ecosystems.
The endangered Dorrigo daisy has been recorded in Deer Vale Nature Reserve as well as the rare Dorrigo waratah and pink cherry. The diversity of habitats in the reserves are likely to provide for a range of threatened animal species including the Hastings River mouse, stuttering frog, spotted-tailed quoll, brush-tailed rock wallaby and the powerful, masked and sooty owls.
Photo: Rainforest vegetaton near Dorrigo / Shane Ruming