The floodplain and wetland communities that occur on the Lower Murrumbidgee (Lowbidgee) floodplain have been in severe decline over their range since European settlement. This decline has accelerated over the last 30 years due to land clearing and altered hydrological regimes. The vegetation communities of these floodplains are highly fragmented and poorly conserved in NSW (Benson 1999). All remaining wetland and floodplain vegetation in the Lowbidgee floodplain is of conservation significance and is important for maintaining and restoring the ecological health of this unique inland floodplain wetland complex.
Vegetation Mapping Project: Executive summary
NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program
This project was funded under the NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program (RERP) which aims to restore the health of five iconic floodplain wetlands in the Murray−Darling Basin, including the Lower Murrumbidgee wetlands, Lachlan wetlands, Gwydir wetlands, Narran Lakes and Macquarie Marshes.
- 1 February 2012
- Office of Environment and Heritage
- ISBN 978-1-74293-428-0
- ID OEH20120054
- File PDF 1.2MB
- Pages 16
- Name rivers-environmental-restoration-project-vegetation-map-executive-summary-120054.pdf