The reserve protects a significant remnant of dry open forest and woodland in a landscape of substantially cleared or altered pastoral land. The reserve is significant as a region of overlap between Tablelands and western slopes vegetation communities and species. Approximately 167 native flora species have been identified as a result of a number of formal and informal surveys.
The forest and woodland ecosystems of the reserve support a diverse range of vertebrate fauna. Surveys have identified approximately 110 bird, 19 reptile, 13 amphibian and 27 mammal species within the reserve.