The Lachlan region is located in central west New South Wales and covers an area of 84,700 square kilometres. The Lachlan River rises near Lake George in the far east of the region and terminates in a series of wetlands and diverging creeks 1450 kilometres to the west.
Under the 2006 New South Wales Natural Resources Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Strategy, this state of the catchments report was prepared as part of what was a comprehensive data collection and analysis for natural resource assets in catchments across NSW – the 2010 State of the catchments reports. Data was collected and analysed using a common analytical framework, and the reports provide information on natural resource condition and trends within a consistent reporting framework.
Reporting was based on 13 natural resource themes, in accordance with the NSW state-wide natural resource management targets. These resource management targets were part of the green state priorities and targets in the NSW State Plan 2010.
Natural resource asset reports
These associated reports assess individual natural resource assets in the Lachlan region, the pressures impacting on them and management actions undertaken to address these pressures:
- Native vegetation (PDF 1.5MB)
- Fauna (PDF 626KB)
- Threatened species (PDF 655KB)
- Invasive species (PDF 956KB)
- Riverine ecosystems (PDF 1.9MB)
- Groundwater (PDF 1.4MB)
- Wetlands (PDF 499KB)
- Soil condition (PDF 2.7MB)
- Land management within capability (PDF 2.5MB)
- Economic sustainability and social well-being (PDF 742KB)
- Capacity to manage natural resources (PDF 694KB).