The Lower Murray Darling region covers an area of approximately 6.3 million hectares, of which approximately five per cent has been cleared for cropping or horticultural purposes.
Under the New South Wales Natural Resources monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) strategy (DNR 2006), a regionally based state of the catchments (SOC) report has been prepared. This report aims to provide the broad community and State and local Government with information on natural resource condition and trends within a consistent reporting framework.
Reporting is based on 13 natural resource themes, in accord with the NSW state-wide natural resource management (NRM) targets (NRC 2005), which can be broadly grouped as shown in Figure 1. The targets fall under the Green State priorities and targets in the NSW State Plan 2010.
Download the SOC 2010 reports for Lower Murray Darling region:
- Native vegetation (PDF 1.5MB)
- Fauna (PDF 612KB)
- Threatened species (PDF 643KB)
- Invasive species (PDF 747KB)
- Riverine ecosystems (PDF 1.7MB)
- Groundwater (PDF 767KB)
- Wetlands (PDF 494KB)
- Soil condition (PDF 2.4MB)
- Land management within capability (PDF 2.4MB)
- Economic sustainability and social well-being (PDF 682KB)
- Capacity to manage natural resources (PDF 552KB)