Hattons Corner Nature Reserve Plan of Management
Hattons Corner Nature Reserve lies 3 kilometres west of Yass, on the southern tablelands of NSW. It comprises four hectares of native grassland on the banks of the Yass River and was established as a nature reserve in 1982 because of its significant geological values.
- 1 March 2007
- Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Publication, Plan of management, Final
The significance of the area as a geological study site dates back to the 1870s. The
Hume Limestone, which caps the scarp above the river at Hattons Corner, is particularly
rich in fossils, including tabulate and rugose corals. The site is the type section for Late
Silurian sedimentary sequences.
The site also protects a remnant of Yass Plains grassland, a vegetation type that has
been largely removed elsewhere by modern agricultural practices.